From one side of Europe to the other…this week we have an Open Education story from Lithuania. Lithuania is a former Soviet bloc nation that that is known for its beautiful capital: Vilnius, amazing medieval castles and fantastic scenery. A little known fact – in 2011 Lithuania ranked first worldwide for internet upload and download […]
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.
From our Blog
The Republic of Macedonia (R. Macedonia) is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It declared independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991 and is famous for mosiacs, folk music and being Mother Theresa’s birthplace! Elena Stojanovska, MPA, Coordinator for project development and writing, NGO Center for Local Initiatives (CLI), R. […]
Open Educational Practices for supporting the Tutor-Counselor’s work in the Hellenic Open University
Open Educational Practices are teaching techniques that draw upon open technologies and open educational resources in order to facilitate collaborative and flexible learning. There are many ideas in this space including thoughts around collaborative working, fusing post-web pedagogy, andragogy (adult learning) and heutagogy (self-determined learning). Work related to OEP is an increasingly significant part of the […]
The Open Data census systematically tracks the state of open data around the world and publishes them in the Global Open Data Index. For the last 3 years the GODI has looked at 10 data sets for each country: National Statistics; Government Budget; Election Results; Legislation; National Map; Pollutant Emissions; Company Register; Transport Timetables; Postcodes […]