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

Open Educating at OKFestival

This year’s OKFestival, the biggest open data and open knowledge event to date, brought together over 1000 attendees from more than 56 countries. People got together to create, share, network, converse, learn, hack, brainstorm, listen, debate, contemplate and party! The event was held at the Kulturbrauerei (a name most of us could only say after […]

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Smörgåsbord Dishes: Badges, data and roleplaying

Just a week to go till our Open Education Working Group Open Education Smörgåsbord session [Wednesday, July 16 from 14:00 - 16:00] at

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Minutes from 4th Working Group Call

Thanks to everyone who attended the 4th Open Education Working Group Call! We went for a slightly different approach this time and had two guest speakers along – which went down really well! We had over 20 people watching and 8 in the Google hangout. A video of the call is embedded below and available […]

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Open Education Wales

So we’ve had the UK and we’ve had Scotland, time for Wales in our Around the World series. Debbie Baff is Project Manager for OER Wales Cymru, a Higher Education Wales project established to promote the use of Open Educational Resources across the Higher Education sector in Wales and increase awareness of Open Educational Practices. […]

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