The ECER 2017 in Copenhagen offered the space for the main activities of Network 12. As in the previous years, Network 12 offered three sessions on the Thursday (2017-08-24). In the morning, a joint symposium was held with Network 6 about the topic of Open Educational Resources “Reflecting OER Policies, Conceptualizations, and Practices”. Luca Mollenhauer presented “Strategic OER networking and information: The case of the German OER information office”, Petra Missomelius “Educational Policies and Conceptual Clarifications as Related to OER”, Rachel Shanks “Open Educational Resources for health education – parentcraft podcasts in the Scottish Highlands”, and Theo Hug “Opening up Archives in a Digital Age – The Case of the Ernst-von-Glasersfeld-Archive”.
After the Network Meeting, a paper session followed entitled “Enabling Educational Research”, based on the submissions for the Special Network Call for the ECER. Stefan Farrenkopf delivered a talk about “Development and Implementation of a Data Policy Kit”, followed by a presentation by Christian Swertz about “Library Pedagogy - Observations in an emerging field” and by Anke Hertling “Textbooks and Curricula in The Digital Age. Challenges for Research and Research Infrastructure.”.
The last session was a joint session with network 11 about “Digital Scholarship, Metrics and Reputation” - the following papers were presented: “Boundaries and Potentials of Altmetrics in Educational Research” (Christoph Schindler, Elisabeth Vogler, Alexander Botte), “Research evaluation and bibliometric indicators - the case of ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management)” (Graça Leão Fernandes, Margarida Chagas Lopes) and “The Mission of Universities in the Age of Rankings” (Camino Ferreira, Javier Vidal).
In 2017 we issued a special call addressing libraries and infrastructure in education in Europe and their new digital activities. We could realize a paper session on this topic but further activities are still needed in this direction. Additionally, joint sessions were organized with network 6 and 11 giving the floor to fruitful discussions.