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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

Oer15: Window Boxes, Battles, and Bandwagons

So OER15, with its theme of ‘Mainstreaming Open Education’, introduced a bit of a quandary. On the one hand recent times have seen a fair amount of Open Washing (Audrey Watters definition: “having an appearance of open-source and open-licensing for marketing purposes, while continuing proprietary practices“), and on the other mainstreaming often means compromises. Changing […]

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Open Education Handbook Poster at OER15

Today and tomorrow we will be at OER15 exhibiting our poster on the Open Education Handbook in the poster display. You can see the poster on Slideshare or download as a PDF. Open Education Handbook poster for OER15 from Marieke Guy Abstract Where would you go if you wanted to know about the history of […]

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Creating value from Open Data in Higher Education

A free one-day workshop will be held on Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST) in London on Creating value from Open Data in Higher Education. The workshop is an opportunity to input into Universities UK’s creating value from open data project. The project aims to help make the case for open data […]

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Romanian National Open Education Conference

Adelin Dumitru has written a post for us about the second Romanian National Open Education Conference held in Bucharest as part of Open Education Week. The event was organised by the Open Society Foundation and Coalition RED Romania. Adelin works for datedeschise.fundatia.ro, a Romanian platform that hosts information about open data projects, events and news. […]

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