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 Open Education Content

We are teaming up with who will be hosting two weeks of open education content from 8th – 9th September 2014. They will be featuring educators, students, and others writing about better, cheaper, and smarter ways to learn. They will be posting new articles to their site all linked to from this page. We […]

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Sharing our Timeline with OER Research Hub

The OER Research Hub, a project that gathers research on the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching practices based at the Open University in the UK, have embedded our Open Education Timeline into their OER Impact Map. As they explain this has been made possible by the use of open data! […]

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Helping the Open Education Handbook

So what’s a handbook? “Handbooks may deal with any topic, and are generally compendiums of information in a particular field or about a particular technique. They are designed to be easily consulted and provide quick answers in a certain area.” (Wikipedia) So how about an up-to-date, collaboratively written handbook on Open Education? Yes! That’s what […]

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Wikimania 2014: Wikipedia belongs in Education

This year’s Wikimania, held at the Barbican in London, had dedicated education tracks and an education pre-conference: it seemed like an important place for the Open Education Working Group to be represented at. It was my first Wikimania (the 10th in the series) but I was struck by how mature, open and welcoming the community […]

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