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IWMW13 Highlights: Day 1

A potted summary from day one of the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2013 at the University of Bath, 26th - 28th June 2013.


  1. What Next?

    Brian Kelly, UKOLN
  2. Brian Kelly introduces IWMW 13
    Brian Kelly introduces IWMW 13
  3. After a welcome by the 786th  Right Worshipful Mayor of Bath, Malcolm Lees, Brian Kelly officially opened IWMW13 with an overview of the history of the event and an outline of the challenges facing the sector, the web management community, and the IWMW event itself.

    Here are just a few of the tweets that Brian evoked during his talk:
  4. Open Education: The Business and Policy Case for OER

    Cable Geen, Creative Commons
  5. Cable Green described the journey of the Creative Commons licensing system, which has provided a global framework for handling the issue of copyright as we move from a read-only to a read:write world in terms of our technical ability to share and reuse digital resources.  Green also discussed the value of open educational resources (OERs) and the ways in which open licensing, particularly CC0 and CC-BY licenses, can be used by higher education institutions both for teaching and learning about the use of their own educational resources.

    Here are some of the responses:
  6. Mozilla, Open Badges and a Learning Standard for Web Literacy

    Doug Belshaw, Mozilla
  7. Doug Belshaw gave an introduction to the Open Badges infrastructure and how these could be used to communicate a wide range of skills that are not currently communicated by traditional degree certificates.  He explained the different levels to which institutions can integrate Open Badges into their accreditation, and outline how web managers can get involved both with Open Badges and a new web literacy standard.

    Here are just some of the reactions to Doug's talk: