On 2 October 2015, Wits University celebrated OA Week a bit earlier this year due to examination time for students.  Wits held a morning seminar as follows, which included academics and postgraduate students from Wits, as well as staff from a number of other institutions and research councils (total attendees around 90):-

Theme: “Open for Collaboration”

Date: 2 October 2015

Venue: Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House, East Campus, Wits

Chair: Dr Robin Drennan (Director: Research Development, Wits)

8.30 – 9.00          –             Registration and refreshments

9.00 - 9.10           –             Welcome and Introduction – Prof Beatrys, Wits DVC:  Knowledge, Information Management and Infrastructure

9.10 - 9.50           –             Keynote Address: Open Access and Publishing Policies – Prof Adam Habib, Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal

9.50 - 10.00         –             Questions and discussion on keynote address

10.00 - 10.15       –             Open Access and Predatory Publishers – Denise Nicholson, Wits Scholarly Communications Librarian

10.15 - 10.25       –             Questions and discussion

10.25 - 10.45       –             Tea break

10.45 - 11.00       –             Why You Should be Engaging with Open Educational Resources – Fiona McAlister, Educational Developer – OER Specialist, Wits e-Learning Unit

11.00 - 11.20       –             The Wits/edX MOOC project– Dr Nico Baird, Lead Educational Developer, Wits e-Learning Unit

11.20 - 11.35       –             Your Digital Footprint in Social Media – Liana Meadon – Educational Developer – Digital Technologies, Wits e-Learning Unit

11.35 - 11.55       –             Questions/Discussion

11.55 - 12.00       –             Thank you and Closing of Seminar – Dr Robin Drennan, Director: Research Development, Wits

 

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