Casa Batllo, Barcelona; Photo © Tony Bates, 2006

November 2-4, 2010, the seventh annual Open Education Conference moves to Barcelona for its first convening outside of North America! The 2010 conference venue is CosmoCaixa, designated Europe’s best science museum in 2006.

The conference theme for 2010 is OER: Impact and Sustainability.

Keynote speakers for 2010 include Brenda Gourley, former Vice Chancellor of The Open University, Great Britain; Erik Duval, Professor of Computer Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; and Raquel Xalabarder, Director of Learning Resources at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.

Open Ed 2010 is jointly organized by the Open University of Catalunya, the Open University of the Netherlands, and the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University.


The organisers claim that ‘Each year the conference serves as the world’s premiere venue for research related to open education.’ (This may come as a surprise to the ICDE, which is now on its 24th international conference and is much larger). It would be nice to see these two worlds coming together as they have much to learn from each other.


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