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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

How students can help EU policies work better thanks to open data and civic technology

Post written by Luigi Reggi  Three small but important steps toward a more participatory EU policy were made in the last few weeks between Brussels and Rome, Italy. They are three episodes of a series of productive encounters between students equipped with open data and civic technology and policy makers managing EU funding. Civic monitoring […]

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DataLabe: Empowering young leaders from vulnerable communities with Open Data and Civic Tech

Blogpost In partnership with The DataLabe is a project that aims to empower young leaders from vulnerable communities with data skills and civic hacking through technology, open data, processes of political engagement, social mobilization and citizen journalism to ensure they are capable to produce new narratives to support the the development of their communities. The […]

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Open Education in South African Higher Education

This post, written by Glenda Cox showcases an insightful perspective of the Open Education situation in the South African Higher Education System As I write this piece in late 2016 Higher Education in South Africa is in crisis with the sector facing a wave of student protests calling for free higher education under the call […]

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The Open University of Brazil goes open

In this post (reposted from Edaberta), Tel Amiel tell us about the new OER repository from the Open University of Brazil. The Open University of Brazil (UAB), a consortium of over 100 public higher education institutions in Brazil, has just announced its open educational resources repository — eduCAPES, during the 9th meeting of UAB Coordinators in Brasília. The repository […]

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