open education working group

Open Education Working Group

Open Education is often associated with the popular concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) – freely accessible, openly licensed resources that are used for teaching, learning, educational, assessment and research purposes. But Open Education is much more than just OER and involves aspects like opening up relevant educational data and changing both institutional and wider culture.

The Open Education Working Group has been established to bring together people and groups interested in open education. Its goal is to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education.

We want to get people talking and projects started!

If you would like to be involved in future activities or hear about our plans we welcome you to join our mailing list today.

The group works under the following charter.

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From our Blog

Community Session: Open Education Handbook

The Open Education Working Group will be participating in an Open Knowledge Community session entitled Presenting the Open Education Handbook. The session will take place online on Thursday Dec 11, 2014 – 10.00-11.00AM UTC, with a link to be shared on this page nearer the time. The Open Education Handbook is a collaboratively written living […]

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POERUP: Policies for OER Uptake

POERUP, Policies for OER Uptake, was a project part-funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission during the period November 2011 until June 2014 inclusive. Now all the project’s key outputs and public deliverables are finalised and available to the public Paul Bacsich, the POERUP Project Manager, highlights the project’s main achievements. The project’s overall aim was […]

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Help improve the open knowledge directory

This is a guest blog post from Open Steps, an independent blog aggregating worldwide information around Open Cultures in form of articles, videos and other resources. Its aim is to document open knowledge (OK) related projects and keep track on the status of such initiatives worldwide. From organisations using Open Data, promoting Open Source technologies, […]

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Open Education Handbook Update

The Open Education Handbook was conceived as an intended deliverable for the LinkedUp Project. The LinkedUp Description of Work describes the ‘LinkedUp Handbook on Open Data in Education’ as a “resource for both educators and Web data providers as well as adopters….The Linked Up Handbook will be created as a living document to reflect project […]

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