We are delighted to announce that SPARC as our first sponsor of OER17:
SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
SPARC have been long supporters of previous OER conferences and as well as presenting a number of sessions members of SPARC have been donated their time and expertise as part of the conference committees and reviewing session proposals. As with previous OER conferences Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, will be making the trip to London for OER17 so if you are attending you’ll have a chance to speak to her and find out more about SPARC ongoing commitment around policies and practice to support the development of open education. If you can wait you can already find out more on their website http://sparcopen.org/ or by connecting with them on Twitter @sparc_na. Those of you who have attended previous OER conferences may have also participated in the unofficial “KaraOERke” afterparty organised by Nicole a tradition set to be kept alive at OER17.