Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash
Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash

OER20 Lead Presenter: Contribute to a reduced online programme

Following our announcement (13 March 2020) that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to cancel the face to face element of the OER20 conference. Lead session authors have now been contacted via email to indicate if they would still like to contribute to a reduced online programme (you should already have received a personal communication from us regarding your registration and refund options if not please contact [email protected] for this and anything further we can help you with).

What are your options?

We are pulling together online activities within a 2 week time period, so we cannot offer to run the full programme as planned. We are also grateful for the number of thoughtful posts from the community about the online version of OER20 and with these in mind we are offering session leads the following options:

  • Live Webinar Sessions: deliver your session as a webinar
  • Pre-recorded Content: contribute a recording or content we will link to from the programme, with no synchronous activity
  • Something else, e.g. online Satellite Events: if you would like to do something else within the time allocated to you in the original programme, we can include a link to that on your session page.

We are still working out the logistics of delivering OER20 online, but we will only be able to run at most two parallel live webinars at any one time – so if you choose to deliver a live webinar, we will do our best to accommodate it, but we can’t guarantee it.

We are also aware the session you planned to give in London might not translate well online and we encourage you to consider this carefully before deciding what format would best work for your session.

Next steps

If you were registered for OER20 in London, you will automatically be registered for online activities. You do not need to register again. There will also be a registration form published for those wanting to be kept informed about the online programme. We have given lead authors until 11am GMT 18 March 2020 to respond and we hope to published the online programme shortly after that.