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Researching openness – evidence-based approach session opening presentation


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Opening presentation of Josep M. Duart, EDEN Vice-president for Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, for the Open Education Week's fifth day webinar on "Researching openness – evidence-based approach " - 8 March 2019
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Researching openness – evidence-based approach session opening presentation

  1. 1. Researching openness. Evidence-based approach Paul Prinsloo University of South Africa Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichil Dublin City University NIDL Andrea Saltelli University of Bergen Open Evidence Research Antoni Pérez-Navarro Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) E-Learn Center
  2. 2. Paul Prinsloo • Research Professor in Open and Distance Learning at the University of South Africa (Unisa), established 1873, 350,000 students • My current and primary research focus is on the collection, analysis and use of student data as evidence, in order to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning in open and distributed environments. My secondary focus is on open and distributed learning – mapping ecologies of open
  3. 3. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl @1mngm • Head of the Ideas Lab@National Institute of Digital Learning in Dublin City University in Ireland • MOOC based research in a series of Irish language and culture MOOCs • Sentiment Analysis of emotions • Motivation and link to identify - • Learning Design • Unbundling and rebundling of higher education
  4. 4. Andrea Saltelli Adjunct professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) - University of Bergen (UIB), and is visiting fellow at Open Evidence Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona Most recent papers have tackled sensitivity analysis and auditing, the ecological footprint, the future of statistics, the rational of evidence-based policy, the crisis of science and the post-truth discussion. He give courses in sensitivity analysis, sensitivity auditing and ethics of quantification, and together with colleagues, develop a syllabus on Numbers for Policy (see
  5. 5. Antoni Pérez-Navarro • Deputy director of research at eLearn Center Computer Sciences, Multimedia and Telecommunication Dpt. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) • Experienced Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Is teacher of Physics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and skilled in TIC, Moodle and Computer Science. Strong education professional with a Doctor focused in Physics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research interests are focused on indoor positioning and applications of GIS, mainly in e-health.
  6. 6. Presentation • What are the today most relevant research challenges on Open Education? • Can Evidence-Based Research approach offer a new and better perspective to the Open Education research? • What kind of Evidence-Based research methodologies are more appropriated to research on Open Education?