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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Summer Reading List

We know it’s not Summer everywhere but it is in Europe and we’d like to share the vibe! I’m off on holiday quite a bit over the next couple of weeks and so are a lot of my colleagues so expect a quieter than usual Open Education Working Group. I thought I’d leave you with […]

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Open Education South Africa #2

The Republic of South Africa is vast and diverse in both geography and educational achievement. Megan Beckett, Content Coordinator and Project Manager at Siyavula Education, based in Cape Town, has written a great post for us on the role open education has to play there focusing on activity at Siyavula. Her passion is to make […]

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Open Educating at OKFestival

This year’s OKFestival, the biggest open data and open knowledge event to date, brought together over 1000 attendees from more than 56 countries. People got together to create, share, network, converse, learn, hack, brainstorm, listen, debate, contemplate and party! The event was held at the Kulturbrauerei (a name most of us could only say after […]

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Smörgåsbord Dishes: Badges, data and roleplaying

Just a week to go till our Open Education Working Group Open Education Smörgåsbord session [Wednesday, July 16 from 14:00 - 16:00] at

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