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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

Is there a link between OER and economic growth?

Should countries invest more in education to promote economic growth? Education is crucial towards the path of socio-economic development in one country. An educated population is one of the keys in enhancing the economic productivity and creating knowledge economy and the future of the countries is relying on the knowledge and skills of their people. […]

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Open Education India #2

Our first ever Open Education Around the World post was written in September 2013: Open Education India. It highlighted work going on in India to improve education using Open Education approaches such as the open licensing of textbooks through the Open Education India project. The post was written by Subhajit Ganguly, Open Knowledge Ambassador for […]

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Flagging OER16: Open Culture

While things are quiet and people are enjoying their summer holidays (here on the Northern part of the globe!) I thought it would be a good time to mention OER16 which will take place on the 19th and 20th April 2016 at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The vision for the conference is to focus […]

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Open Education Turkey

On our continuing Open Education from Around the world trail Cengiz Hakan Aydin is leading us out of Europe with his post on Turkey. The Republic of Turkey is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia making it a country of significant geostrategic importance! It is famous for both historical reasons (the Ottoman Empire, […]

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