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

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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Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data

The Open Education Working Group would like to invite you to a free one-day workshop entitled Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data. The workshop will be jointly hosted by the LinkedUp Project and the Commonwealth of Learning and held in Bloomsbury Suite B at Friends House in […]

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Advisory Board Member: Bernard Nkuyubwatsi

Today we have the first of our blog posts from our new Open Education Working Group Advisory Board announced last week. Bernard Nkuyubwatsi has already written for us twice with a post on Open Education Rwanda and his personal account of multidimensional migration for social inclusion. Today he talks about what open education means to […]

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