OpenEDU4ALL on Open Education at EC-TEL 2017

OpenEDU4ALL: “How to improve Open Education with Openness for All?”

The Call for Papers of OpenEDU4ALL 2017 is open!

Interactive Workshop at EC-TEL Conference 2017 on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia

OpenEDU4ALL organized by ICORE and MOOQ has launched the Open Call for Papers: “We welcome and encourage all researchers and practitioners to submit their papers for the OpenEDU4ALL Workshop until 20th of June 2017”, underlines Christian M. Stracke, OpenEDU4ALL organizer and ICDE Chair in OER from the Open University of the Netherlands. ICORE and MOOQ are joining forces again and inviting to the OpenEDU4ALL Workshop 2017. It is an interactive workshop on “Open Education for All” continuing the successful workshop from last year: OpenEDU4ALL 2017 will take place at the at the European Conference EC-TEL 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia on Wednesday, 13th of September 2017.

The Vision of OpenEDU4ALL

The vision and overall objective of OpenEDU4ALL is the launch of a global joint initiative to facilitate and improve Open Education. An important milestone would be the re-establishment of openness as default as in the 60ies years of the 20th century: Supported by UNESCO IITE, OEC and other organizations from Open Education, ICORE, the International Community for Open Research and Education ( and MOOQ, the European initiative for the quality of MOOCs and Open Education ( are inviting all interested citizens and organizations worldwide sharing this vision to join forces.

As a further step, ICORE and MOOQ are joining forces organizing a joint interactive Workshop at EC-TEL 2017 to continue the first ICORE and MOOQ Workshops at ICDE Global Conference 2015 in South Africa, OE Global 2016 in Poland, EC-TEL 2016 in Lyon and OE Global 2017 in Cape Town.

The interactive OpenEDU4ALL Workshop 2017

The interactive OpenEDU4ALL Workshop 2017 is dedicated for sharing and discussing the latest research as well as practical needs and future of Open Education and how to improve it with openness for all. Thus, it is designed in two sessions: One on “Scientific research and policies for Open Education” and one on “Practical needs and future of Open Education”.

The first session “Scientific research and policies for Open Education” will combine short introductory input speeches from ICORE, UNESCO IITE, OEC and CC as leading organizations supporting OpenEDU4ALL 2017 followed by the presentation of the selected scientific papers. Main goal of the first session is the development of a declaration on Open Education for All that will be elaborated in working groups based on the paper presentations as well as the results from an online survey for all participants of OpenEDU4ALL.

The second session “Practical needs and future of Open Education” will focus quality dimensions and indicators required for Open Education for All. OpenEDU4ALL participants will elaborate them in the format of an interactive World Café and with the involvement of input from a live twitter stream.

For the details of the two sessions, see below.

Registration for OpenEDU4ALL 2017 is mandatory as seats are limited: It is free and open for all EC-TEL 2017 conference participants and interested experts and practitioners. All details about the registration will follow here soon.

OpenEDU4ALL 2017 is co-organized by Christian M. Stracke and Esther Tan from the Open University of the Netherlands, Alexander Khoroshilov (UNESCO IITE), Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (OEC, tbc) and Cable Green (CC, tbc) supported by an international Programme Committee.

The Open Call for Papers of OpenEDU4ALL 2017

The Call for Papers of OpenEDU4ALL is open now! All selected papers will be published in the scientific OpenEDU4ALL proceedings online with gold Open Access, ISBN and indexing. All papers have to follow the Springer Instructions for Authors, whose Word and Latex templates are available at: The paper should not exceed 12 pages. The papers have to be submitted online and the link for uploading the paper (including a copyright statement) will follow here soon.

All submitted papers will go through a double-blind peer review and selected papers will be presented in the OpenEDU4ALL Workshop and published in the OpenEDU4ALL proceedings as special issue of the CEUR series with ISBN: The OpenEDU4ALL proceedings are assigned a uniform bibliographic identifier, being its “cool” uniform resource locator (URL) Papers in volumes also have cool URLs such as We assign persistent identifiers (URN) to all published volumes in collaboration with Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB).

Submission of scientific papers (using the Springer template, max. 12 pages) has to done through the EasyChair installation for OpenEDU4ALL 2017:


Important dates:

17th of May 2017:      Call for Papers is open

20th of June 2017 EXTENDED: 3rd of July 2017 – Deadline for paper submissions

15th of July 2017:       Notification of paper acceptance

30th of July 2017:       Deadline for EC-TEL early bird registration

31st of Aug. 2017:      Deadline for OpenEDU4ALL registration

13th of Sept. 2017:     OpenEDU4ALL Workshop 2017


More details about the two sessions of OpenEDU4ALL 2017:

First session on policies for Open Education:

  1. Welcome
  2. Short introductory input speeches including presentation of online survey organized before the workshop for all participants of the workshop (by representatives from ICORE, UNESCO, OEC and CC, tbc)
  3. Presentations of selected papers from Open Call for Papers
  4. Working groups: Discussions how to improve declaration for Open Education based on survey and presented papers
  5. Presentation of working group results in plenary (and their parallel integration into a declaration draft by an editing team)
  6. Discussion and approval of declaration draft in plenary


Second session on practices of Open Education:

  1. Collecting quality dimensions from plenary participants & live twitter stream
  2. Interactive World Cafe: Discussion of indicators for each quality dimension
  3. Presentation, discussion and integration of quality indicators in plenary
  4. Definition of next activities towards a global joint initiative


MOOQ Workshop organizers:

  • Christian M. Stracke (ICORE, MOOQ and OUNL),
  • Esther Tan (MOOQ and OUNL),
  • Alexander Khoroshilov (UNESCO IITE),
  • Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (OEC, tbc),
  • Cable Green (CC, tbc).

MOOQ Workshop facilitator: Christian M. Stracke (


OpenEDU4ALL 2017 website:


OpenEDU4ALL 2017 at EC-TEL 2017 is the continuation of the interactive Workshop at EC-TEL 2016 in Lyon, more details here: