Call for IFMSA Delegation to the Open Education Conference 2021

Call for IFMSA Delegation to the Open Education Conference 2021


Greetings medical students of Indonesia!

What is OpenEd21?

The Open Education Conference is an annual convening for sharing and learning about open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education initiatives. This dynamic gathering celebrates the core values of open education that strive to realize education ecosystems that are accessible, affordable, equitable and inclusive to everyone, regardless of their background.

Read more about the conference here.

What is the theme of OpenEd21?

The theme of the 2021 Open Education Conference is “Making Open for All”. This theme puts action for equity and inclusion at the center of this year’s event, building on last year’s focus on reimagining open education as a solution to urgent challenges.

The idea of “all” has always been at the heart of open education. Openness is about enabling everyone, everywhere to participate in sharing knowledge, recognizing that education is a universal human right. There are many ways that open education has succeeded at breaking down barriers and expanding participation, yet there is much work ahead to reach the ideal of all.

When, where, who?

The 2021 Open Education Conference will be a vibrant event, with more than 200 live and pre-recorded sessions, daily plenary sessions, and social activities. Most live programming will take place between 10 am and 6 pm EDT (14:00-22:00 UTC) between the 18th and 22nd of October, and there will be many options for asynchronous engagement. The delegation will be formed by 15 open education enthusiasts including the Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues.

What topics will be addressed in OpenEd21?

  • Open Education 101: The Basics and How to Get Started

  • The Meaning of “All”: Examinations of Equity, Anti-Racism, Indigenization, Decolonization, and Social Justice

  • Ethical Education: Issues of Agency, Labor, Privacy, and Consent

  • Designing for Inclusion and Accessibility: How to Build and Create for All 

  • Exchanging Knowledge Across Borders: Open Education Around the World

  • Teaching and Learning Through Open: Open Pedagogy and Practices

  • Open Education in K-12: Approaches in Primary and Secondary Education

  • Understanding Open: Sharing Case Studies and Contributing to the Body of Literature

  • Building and Sustaining a Culture of Open: Strategies, Policies, Best Practices, and Advocacy

  • The Joy of Open: Celebrating Community, Care, and Collaboration

What is expected from IFMSA's delegates to OpenEd21?

  1. Availability to attend the full duration of the event.

  2. Contribution to all tasks, agreed upon with the rest of the delegation before the event.

  3. Contribute to the preparations, in the two weeks period before the event.

  4. Work effectively towards the final objectives for IFMSA in OpenEd21.

  5. Full commitment and respect to tasks, deadlines, and fellow members of the delegation.

Selection Criteria:

  • Motivation

  • Experience in External Affairs

  • Experience in Open Education

  • Follow up plans

  • Contribution plans to the delegation

  • Availability

How to know more?

  • Open Education Conference: here

  • IFMSA Delegation at Open Education Conference 2020: here

How can you apply?

  • Fill in this application form here before the deadline

  • Fill in this candidature form that should be signed and stamped by your NMO president here

    • Title of the Meeting: Open Education Conference 2021

    • Date: 18-22 October 2021

  • The application form must be submitted by September 19th, 2021 11:59 pm GMT

Refer to the IFMSA’s How to Write an Application Manual to help you whilst writing your application


Contact Person:

Marsa Zaidan

Liaison Officer to Student Organizations CIMSA 2021-2022


LINE: zeedan1


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