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

Third Open Education Working Group Call

We have a date for your diaries: our third Open Education Working Group Call: Monday 12th May 4:30pm – 5:30pm GMT. If you are interested in being involved leave your details using the Google form (also embedded at the end of this post). The url for the call will be shared on the day off […]

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Open Education Brazil

Gui Bueno from Open Knowledge Brazil recently published a post on the Open Knowledge Brazil site entitled: Mapeamento dos REA na América Latina: projeto recebe subsídio da Hewlett Foundation para desenvolver protótipo. Gui has kindly helped with translating the post into English, and here explains how Open Knowledge Brazil has received a grant from Hewlett […]

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Education OPPI-tunities

Last week saw the staging of OPPI – the Helsinki Learning Festival – in the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland. Finland offers an ideal location in which to hold an event about learning. Its education system is regarded universally as being one of the best in the world. It scores incredibly highly on the Education Index […]

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Advisory Board Member: Lorna M Campbell

Time for the second of our blog posts from our new Open Education Working Group Advisory Board. Lorna M Campbell has already contributed to the Open Education Working Group blog and written about her work on the Open Scotland initiative. Today she talks about her involvement in open education so far. Lorna writes on her […]

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