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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 Linked Education Community Group Call

Yesterday the first W3C Open Linked Education Community Group call took place. The session was led by Stefan Dietze (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Mathieu D’Aquin (Open University, UK) and Madi Soloman (Pearson). A video of the call is available. Some good progress was made defining the scope of the group, identifying problem areas, collecting input and […]

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OER Schools conference

Last week the Open Education Working Group attended a hugely important open education event: the OER Schools conference held in Leicester. The event was organised to support a landmark decision by Leicester Council to give blanket permission to teachers in the Leicester area employed by the council to share their learning and teaching resources under […]

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Minutes from 6th Working Group Call

A great call yesterday. Thanks to everyone who attended! This meeting was slightly different to previous calls as we had a ‘meta community session’ or ‘open open session’ – an opportunity for different Open Education groups come along and introduce themselves. Each person gave a 4 minute pitch on their group, what it does, who […]

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Open Education Italy

Matteo Uggeri (Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Digital Learning and Collaboration Area – on Facebook) has written a post for us looking at open education in Italy and focusing on policies in schools. He plans to follow up this post with a later one looking at the situation in Higher Education. Matteo is a designer specialized […]

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