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

Wikibooks version of Open Education Handbook

As discussed in last week’s community session, for the Open Education Handbook to realise its full potential it needs to be allowed to continue to evolve and be built upon. One possible way to do this is to allow the handbook to be embedded into new communities, Martin Poulter from WikimediaUK has taken some first […]

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#OpenEd14: Making a new open possible?

It’s always great to hear more than one opinion and we are lucky enough to have another account of OpenEd14 to complement the post written by Renata Aquino Ribeiro. This time we are hearing from Pat Lockley. Pat is the driving force behind Solvonauts, an open source open educational resource repository that harvests only licensed […]

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See the Open Education Handbook Fly

The Open Education Handbook is a collaboratively written living web document targeting educational practitioners and the education community at large that has been written over the last 18 months. Earlier today we had a great Open Knowledge Community session presenting the Open Education Handbook and talking about its future. The Google Hangout link for the […]

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#OpenEd14: An experience on finding a way for the future of education

OpenEd is the world’s biggest open education conference. Its themes include exploiting the synergies between open education and parallel work in the open data, open access, open science, and open source software movements; models that support the broad adoption and use of open educational resources in primary, secondary, post-secondary, and informal education; promoting and evaluating […]

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