Remote Participation

Becoming a remote participant

The conference site is open for anyone to view. For the more interactive features like building your own schedule and follow/comment on sessions or to engage with other participants you need to register/login to this site. If you are registered to attend OER17 you can use the username created at the event registration. If you can’t remember this you can try a password reset with your email address to get your username and password. If you are an ALT Member you can login with your ALT username and password. If you are not an ALT Member you can still register for an account here (this just registers you for this site. Here is more information on Join as an ALT Member).

Social media

Share your photos, videos, links, blog posts using the #oer17 tag

Remote viewing of streamed sessions

A number of the sessions at this years conference will be streamed live. These will be marked on the Programme with the YouTube icon or from the links in this Google Calendar.

Note some sessions are scheduled at the same time as there are multiple sessions in a timetable slot

To view a live streamed session open the session details page. Each live streamed session page includes an embedded YouTube player. When the session is due to start click on the play button to see the stream. If you are having problems with the video player the YouTube official help is the best starting point.

Community led activity

Again this year Virtually Connecting will be at OER17, this is the schedule of Virtually Connecting sessions all sessions are scheduled during conference break times and across the conference include Lucy Crompton-Reid, Diana Arce, Catherine Cronin, Laura Czerniewicz, Muirreanne O’Keefe, Lorna Campbell, Helen Beetham, Martin Hawksey, Sheila MacNeill, and many more!

Ways to participate virtually

  1. Join a session and talk to onsite people via Google hangouts – check out the schedule on your timezone, and sign up for sessions you are interested in being part of using this form. One of us will send you a link to join the Google hangout 15-30 mins before we go live
  2. Watch a session live or recorded on YouTube. All videos are embedded in our blogpost. Recordings become available minutes after the broadcast ends. Feel free to tweet along (using @vconnecting #oer17) to the live or recorded session.

If you have questions, feel free to post a comment on the virtually connecting blogpost, email [email protected], or tweet to one of our Virtual buddies: Ken Bauer, Nadine Aboulmagd, Helen DeWaard, Simon Ensor, Alan Levine.

More details about Virtually Connecting in a guest post here

Missed a live session?

Recordings of live sessions are immediately available so don’t worry if you miss a session.