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


We’ve all heard about MOOCs but are you aware of key concepts, methods and practices in the MOOC paradigm? So how about a MOOC on MOOCs? Today we have a guest post from Balaji Venkataraman from the Commonwealth of Learning, based in Vancouver, Canada. He is associated with OER efforts and is currently involved in […]

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MAC-ETEL 2014: Education, Teaching and E-learning

Earlier today I attended the MAC-ETeL 2014 - Education, Teaching and E-learning Conference (MAC-ETEL) conference held in Prague representing LinkedUp. The conference, organised by associates from the Czech Technical University in Prague, has a very broad remit and covers education and teaching in various forms and how it connects with e-learning. During the day there were 18 […]

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LinkedUp…Coming to an End

Some of you may be aware that the LinkedUp Project, one of the drivers in the establishment of the Open Education Working Group, is coming to an end. The project officially finishes on 31st October, but we have the Vici Competition awards at ISWC in Italy before then. The LinkedUp Project has pushed forward the […]

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FOTE14: Evenly Distributing the Future

Last week I returned for my second visit to the ULCC event Future of Technology in Education held at Senate House, University of London. (Here are my notes from last year). The annual event is aimed at those in the UK interested in technology use in learning from HE, FE, public and the commercial sector. […]

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