PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011

Are you an educator? professor? teacher? do you want to understand what’s going on in the academic open access publishing world? This conference is for you.

Freie Universität Berlin: September 26, 2011 – September 28, 2011

According to their site:

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Freie Universität Berlin, the Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference will be held from September 26 – 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

This is the first time that the PKP Conference is being held outside of Vancouver, Canada, and we look forward to meeting more members of the international scholarly publishing community. Given that the landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative, launched in December 2001, will be celebrating its first decade, the conference invites explorations of the lessons to learn, successes achieved, setbacks overcome, and lessons to learn in our shared attempts to support alternative publishing solutions and to increase open access within scholarly publishing. The first and second PKP conferences brought together a remarkable array of presentations and participants from around the world, and we anticipate an equally valuable experience in 2011.

For more information about the programme please see preliminary conference schedule.


In two weeks RSCON3, will take place from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, 2011. According to the organizers, this promises to be their ‘biggest yet global online conference for everyone concerned with education.’

With more than 65 presentations and 12 keynote speakers it is sure to be an incredible event! Organised by educators for educators, it is FREE but will offer more valuable and inspiring PD than money can buy!

Register here or read more about it.

e-Learning (3) – WSIS 2011

Speaker: Bart Dewaele, Director General VVOB HQs in Brussels

Teacher training perspective

They training on strategies, planning, curriculum goals etc and then instruments you need to reach those goals and one of those instruments is ICT.

Working in Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia and Vietnam

The TPACK model: an educator who wants to integrate technology he will have to have basic practice: lesson plan based on ict, learning from each other, learning by doing and knowledge input: pedagogy, technology, training

Observations from the field: Read More …

e-Learning (2) – WSIS 2011

Speaker: Hans Laugesen, International Secretary and Senior Educational Policy Officer, The Danish National Union of Upper Secondary School Teachers, GL, Denmark

Goals for use of ICT: do we need it as teachers? Yes to train them in new competencies . We want to teach history and maths not just ict. We can teach them to use the technique but it should not be done at cost of time.

Use of ict must not take time away from teaching. Access to ict is limited. Changing curriculum and finding new materials. The way you plan and teach in school . Read More …

e-Learning: Teachers Count (UNESCO) – WSIS 2011

May 16- 2011: 16:30 – 18:00 hrs- Interactive Facilitation Meeting- C7 – E-Learning: Teachers Count (UNESCO)

Within the framework of Action Line C7 e-learning, this year’s facilitation meeting will focus on the impact of ICTs on teaching and on the role of teachers in applying ICTs in their work. Special consideration will be given to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT CFT). The implications for governmental policy makers, teachers, and teacher training providers will be discussed, with particular reference to the interaction among the international and national competency standard setters and standards implementers, by probing the following interrelated questions:

  • Are teachers assuming their appropriate roles in enabling effective e-learning?
  • How and to what extent can teachers be groomed to be a qualified e-learning enablers?


  • Gonzalez Jose Fernando, Vice Minister of Basic Ministry of the Public Education , Mexico Education
  • Bart Dewaele, Director General VVOB HQs in Brussels
  • Hans Laugesen, International Secretary and Senior Educational Policy Officer, The Danish National Union of Upper Secondary School Teachers, GL, Denmark
  • Fengchun Miao or Mr. Peter Schioler, UNESCO Read More …