On 25 April 2014 MyMachine was invited to speak at the OCWC 2014 organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia. OCWC 2014 will feature the official launch of OpeningupSlovenia, a national research and innovation environment for Open Education.
Recent years have witnessed the rapid development of digital distance learning tools such as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), all of which present traditional education systems and structures with exciting new opportunities, but also some challenges. Properly exploited, these new resources thus have a huge amount to offer: they can promote knowledge-sharing and intercultural communication; they can broaden access to education, by enabling teaching and learning to take place virtually anywhere; and in their ability to reach large numbers of learners, including by creating virtual communities of common interest, they can increase cost-efficiency.
You can find the MyMachine lecture here: http://videolectures.net/ocwc2014_despiegelaere_my_machine.