OE4BW Mentoring Programme 2017-2018

The 2017/2018 Mentoring Programme supported 14 students ensuring they settle in quickly and are able to achieve their potential and is specifically designed for each of the problems they are trying to solve under the supervision of 40 mentors.

The programme with over 40 mentors takes place over half a calendar year, starting from January, through to July 2018.  All mentoring sessions and events take place online and comprise of one final end-of-year, that is designed to help students finalise their work. OE4BW mentees will be expected to attend the final event.

This year’s students and mentors are coming from around all the world; Brazil, China, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Netherlands, Peru, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Fiji, India, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan.

The student’s projects being mentored are applicative ideas that use Open Educational Resources as an end result to respond to real-life specific educational challenges. The goal of the programme is to design and implement an OER that will unlock potentials and bring benefits to many at no cost for participants. The OERs will be available in different languages.

The second cohort of students will be enrolled in October 2019 for mentorships taking place from January to July 2019. We expect even more applicants and mentors from all around the world to work on their OER projects and we encourage more educators with the grit to change the World for the better to apply, and develop their free, open and multilingual OERs.

The programme is being designed and developed by Mitja Jermol, UNESCO Chairholder at JSI and Head of Centre for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies and Tanja Urbancic, the Dean of the School of Engineering and Management at the University of Nova Gorica where she is a researcher and full professor in the field of computer science.

There are 14 projects that were part of the first batch of the 2017/2018 Programme:

  1. Control of Diabetic Retinopathy
  2. Why infrastructure matters?
  3. Computer Automation
  4. Realizing traditional built heritage for sustainability
  5. Learning Design for Post-Secondary Courses using SDGs and OER
  6. Creating dynamic online courses
  7. Open Education Resources (OER) for Statistic and Probability in Pacific
  8. Archive in Fine Arts and Literature
  9. Professional Development through Collaborative Learning and Open Education Practices for Language Education
  10. Use of OER in Teaching and Learning
  11. Virtualização: Atividades Culturais Como Complemento Da Educação
  12. Booklets for midwifery students in Low and Medium Resources Countries
  13. Catalyzing Change: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Global Perspective
  14. Mliteracy