Open Education Resources webminar in the coming Open Education Week


A few weeks ago, we started with a new exciting project called OportUnidad (2012-2014) to promote the use, re-utilisation and promotion of Open Education Resources (OER) in Higher Education institutions in Latin America and Europe [visit the OII for more information]. This is an action-research project funded by ALFA III programmme.

The first public activity that we will have is representing the OportUnidad consortium in the next Open Education Week. The idea is to explain the main phases and expected results in an open webminar. If you would like learn more about this initiative, feel free to join our webminar.

The Open Education Week will take place from 5th to 10th of March online ( and in local events around the world. The objective of this Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and OER in order to explore the benefits of free and open sharing in educational materials.

Our OportUnidad webinar will take place online during the 6th of March 2012 – 16.00-17.00 UTC (please see below your local times).

Please fill the self-nomination survey if you want to participate in the OportUnidad project

Local times for the OportUnidad webinar on the 6th of March are provided:

  • Monterrey, Mexico, San Jose, Costa Rica: 10.00 – 11.00 AM
  • Quito, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; Medellin, Colombia: 11.00 – 12.00 AM
  • Santa Cruz, Bolivia: 12.00 – 13.00 AM
  • Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 2.00 –  3.00 PM
  • Porto, Portugal; Oxford, United Kingdom: 4.00 – 5.00 PM
  • Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy: 5.00 – 6.00 PM

What is going to happen in the webminar? After the presentation of the project, there will be time for Q&A and more importantly, we will open a call for those Latin-American universities which would like to be part of the Oportunidad network. Stay tuned: @cristobalcobo.

Login information for the webinar:

The platform for the webinar is Blackboard Collaborate Offered free by Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

If you are not familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate there is an online tutorial available here: