Tel Amiel

Tel Amiel (Unicamp)

About the chair

The UNESCO Chair in Open Education at the University of Campinas (Brazil) is hosted at the Nucleus of Informatics Applied to Education (NIED). It began its activities in 2014.

About the chairholder

Tel Amiel completed his PhD in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. He is currently Researcher at NIED/Unicamp in Brazil. He has previously been a visiting fellow at the University of Wollongong and Stanford University and a visiting professor at Utah State University. His interests are related to historical notions of openness and its limitations and application in basic and higher education (particularly teacher professional development).

Relevant projects

Conducting research and policy change at the Open University of Brazil in partnership with DED (Ministry of Education). Research involves questonnaires to faculty in over 100 public institutions in regards to openness and OER, and the development of an open course on OER and Open Education (to be delivered late 2017).

Currently assisting the Ministry of Education of Brazil in implementing OER principles into two national repositories. One for higher education (EduCAPES) and another for basic education (Portal MEC).

Co-hosted the regional Latin America and Caribbean Consultation to the 2nd OER World Congress.

The Chair is a partner in the recent (2017) Open Education Initiative, aimed at awareness raising in regards to Open Education and OER in the region.

Relevant publications

ZANCANARO, A.; AMIEL, T. The academic production on open educational resources in Portuguese. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia, v. 20, n. 1, 2017.

AMIEL, T.; SOARES, T. C. Identifying Tensions in the Use of Open Licenses in OER Repositories. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v. 17, n. 3, 2016.

AMIEL, T. Identifying Barriers to the Remix of Translated Open Educational Resources. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v. 14, n. 3, p. 126–144, 2013.

AMIEL, T.; OREY, M.; WEST, R. Recursos educacionais abertos: Modelos para localização e adaptação. Educação Temática Digital, 2011.

OER Handbook for teachers (2013).


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