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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

Open Educational Practices for supporting the Tutor-Counselor’s work in the Hellenic Open University

Open Educational Practices are teaching techniques that draw upon open technologies and open educational resources in order to facilitate collaborative and flexible learning. There are many ideas in this space including thoughts around collaborative working, fusing post-web pedagogy, andragogy (adult learning) and heutagogy (self-determined learning). Work related to OEP is an increasingly significant part of the […]

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Education data sets in the Global Open Data Index?

The Open Data census systematically tracks the state of open data around the world and publishes them in the Global Open Data Index. For the last 3 years the GODI has looked at 10 data sets for each country: National Statistics; Government Budget; Election Results; Legislation; National Map; Pollutant Emissions; Company Register; Transport Timetables; Postcodes […]

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Share Experiences of Open Data as OER

We are inviting individuals and teams to submit case studies describing experiences in the use of open data as open educational resources. Proposals are open to everyone who would like to promote good practices in pedagogical uses of open data in an educational context. The selected case studies will be published in a open e-book […]

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Minutes from 7th Open Education Working Group Call

Thanks to everyone who attended our call earlier today! The video is now available online and embedded below. We focused on the theme of ‘Open Data as Open Educational Resources’. There were three speakers: Leo Havemann: Birkbeck, University of London Javiera Atenas: University College London William Hammonds: Universities UK Slides from Leo and Javiera’s talk […]

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