Important information for attendees

Together with the Conference Co-Chairs, Mia Zamora, Daniel Villar-Onrubia, and Jonathan Shaw, we look forward to welcoming you to the OER20 online programme, 1-2 April 2020.

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We have over 800 participants registered and we are here to help you. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for via the help pages, please contact [email protected].

Joining Instructions

We would have loved to see you all in London in person, but it is definitely a strong consolation that the community has rallied in such a fantastic way to ensure that the essence of OER20 is still delivered and many of our presenter’s fantastic contributions will now be shared with and enjoyed by a wider audience than ever before.

This email contains important information to help you make the most of your time at OER20. Please read it carefully.

Conference website and programme

The OER20 online programme is supported by a dedicated website. All conference sessions, including keynotes, live webinars and pre-recorded sessions can be accessed via the links in the OER20 online programme. We encourage you to browse the programme to plan the sessions you’d like to attend. We will be recording all live sessions, so you will have a chance to catch up on any content you are unable to view live.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Most webinars will take place in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  Even if you are familiar with Blackboard, it is important that you check in advance that your system and connection are functioning so that you are able to enjoy your planned sessions. You can test your connectivity at any time by logging into our Social Space. Should you require any assistance please first check our Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra page.

Are you presenting?

If you haven’t had an opportunity already, please take a chance to familiarise yourself with our Guidance for Presenters.

OER20 Online Social Space

Don’t forget, you can also visit the OER20 Social Space, a virtual cafe to catch up and network with other conference delegates. You will be able to follow the action on twitter throughout the event via the conference hashtag – #OER20.

Code of conduct

ALT is dedicated to providing a harassment free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form and we ask you to be courteous and considerate to your fellow attendees. We appreciate you may not agree with the ideas or views expressed by others and whilst we encourage debate we remind you that these discussions should remain civilised. By attending this event you are also bound by the regulations and code of conduct of the venue. Participants violating any of these rules will be expelled from the event without refund.

Join us as a Member or donate to ALT

We are offering all participants who were registered for OER20 in London a full refund, so as the organisers, ALT is not generating any income from OER20 to cover all the costs of organising the conference for the past year. As an independent charity, we are thus accepting donations to help financially sustain our work. You can choose to contribute now or at any point during the conference. If you are participating in the conference, are not yet a member, and would like to join ALT, membership starts at £55 p.a., visit our membership pages and join today!

Conference helpdesk

The ALT team will be available to support you. Should you need assistance during the event, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you #OER20!