Spirit of the forum

Dear All,
I hope that you will find these discussions in the Opening Up Education category stimulating and enjoyable. To aid this here are a few points to bear in mind when posting or replying.

Participants will be from across the Commonwealth, different experiences, different cultures, different time zones. To aid communication be prepared to define terms that might not be familiar to other participants.

Please allow for the fact that responses will come in at all hours due to the global distribution of participants, so an immediate look at responses will not have quite the richness of opinion that a later look will have.

Please be respectful of differences of culture, opinion and ideas. Remember we are open to all people, places and ideas.

I am based in the UK so my check in times will normally be 9 am and 6 pm British summer time (GMT + 1 hr). In that way I hope to have chance to interact with as many of you as possible.

Enjoy the discussions and here’s to a productive and stimulating time,


Thanks for the warm welcome and useful tips Catherine. I am happy to be part of this forum and looking forward to benefit from the diverse cultural experiences of the participants in this forum. I have already learnt something; cultural tolerance and respect of one’s opinion.

This is appreciated Catherine, and I look forward to learning so much from you all colleagues, and hope to meet you all in Scotland!!