Our sponsors, supporters and exhibitors play a key role in supporting the conference and the community.
You can find out more about becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor. This year we are grateful for support from:
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
Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Reclaim Hosting aims to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain names for students as easy as possible and gives organisations the support needed to make it all happen.
Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) represents individual and organisational Members from all sectors and parts of the UK. Our Membership includes practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in Learning Technology. Our community grows more diverse as Learning Technology has become recognised as a fundamental part of learning, teaching and assessment. Our charitable objective is “to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of Learning Technology for the benefit of the general public”. We have led professionalisation in Learning Technology since 1993.
Join us – Membership of ALT is open to all with an interest in Learning Technology. We welcome individuals and organisations from all sectors and parts of the UK as well as internationally. Further information is available at https://www.alt.ac.uk/membership.
CommonSpaces is a learning community that bridges the gap between university and the world of work, providing a social and interactive environment for knowledge building and self-development. It allows members to engage in learning projects organized as Communities of Practice (CoPs), groups of practitioners who work together for a specific knowledge-building objective. The “practice” mainly consists in retrieving OERs, assessing their quality and finally adapting them to create Learning Paths to be used on or off the platform.
CommonSpaces has been developed by Sapienza University of Rome, the Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal), Brightside (UK), AlfaBeta (Italy), Link (Italy) and MTC (Belgium).
ALT Open Education SIG
The Open Education SIG (OESIG) was established in March 2012.
Education has the power to transform lives but too often access is restricted. Among those excluded are those who lack the right qualifications, who cannot pay the fees or who are unable to accommodate a fixed schedule. The Open Education movement seeks to remove barriers to education by freely sharing educational resources and adopting open educational practices. The remit of this SIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.
Wikimedia UK is the national chapter of the global Wikimedia movement. We exist to support and promote the Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia, and the many volunteers that share our mission: to help people and organisations create and preserve open knowledge and to provide easy access for all.
At OER17 Wikimedia have representatives presenting a number of sessions and dedicated ‘Ask a Wikimedian Drop-in‘