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

ICORE Management and Communication Board

I have recently agreed to become a member of the ICORE Management and Communication Board, so it felt pertinent to explain a little more about the ICORE mission here on the Working Group blog. What is ICORE? Efforts towards opening up education through innovations like online cooperation, MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning have achieved broad awareness […]

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Fifth Open Education Working Group Call

A new date for your diaries – our fifth Open Education Working Group Call: Monday 29th September 3pm – 4pm BST / 4pm – 5pm CEST. Once again we are planning to have guest speakers, and our topic for this time is open learning and teaching practices. Marco Fioretti, freelance writer, popularizer, activist and teacher, […]

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Using Open Data in Schools

Marco Fioretti is a freelance writer, popularizer, activist and teacher. His field is open digital standards, Free Software, digital technologies and the impacts of all these things on education, ethics, civil rights, environmental issues and, in general, everyday life. Marco has been interested in the intercept between open education and open data for sometime. He […]

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A global shift to open source at the university

This week are publishing a series of posts on open education. We’re supporting their hard work by republishing this post from Jodi Biddle. Jodie is a writer for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization; reader of fantasy novels, eater of peanut butter flavoured things. Jodie has written about the global shift to open source at the […]

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