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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. Join the working group

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ABC Curriculum design: An openly licensed tool for universities

How can time-pressured academics design effective blended and online courses aligned to the Connected Curriculum? Dr Clive Young and Nataša Perović describe ABC curriculum design: a quick way to (re)design programmes and modules through a hands-on workshop where academic teams discuss and create storyboards of students’ activities. ABC (Arena, Blended, Connected) curriculum design, created by […]

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OER Festival in Berlin – How An Open Event Inspires Open Educational Activities in Germany

Last week the OER community celebrated its first OER Festival in Berlin which consisted of an OER Camp and an OER conference/forum (here is the German website). After the successful OER13 and OER14 conferences in Germany, the goal was to broaden and intensify the debate about OER with relevant stakeholders. In this regard, two additional […]

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A Scuola di OpenCoesione: Using Open Data in schools for the development of civic awareness

A Scuola di OpenCoesione ( ASOC), from Italian, translates as Open Cohesion School. It can be understood as an educational challenge and a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) designed for students in Italian secondary schools. ASOC was launched in 2013 within the open government strategy on cohesion policy carried out by the National Government, in […]

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Edu-AREA: An Open Educational Resources Platform to Support Teaching Innovation

Edu-AREA (http://www.edu-area.com) is an open educational resources platform to support teaching innovation developed at the University of Vigo in Spain. Its main goal is to promote teachers as innovators, developing their own lesson plans and contributing to the adoption of open movement in education. Edu-AREA distinguishes among several types of open educational resources: Documents, Applications, […]

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