The 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 from Open Knowledge International brings people together to promote Open Educational Practices and Open Educational Resources, as well as Open Policies,  Open Science and Open Data in education.

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 in Chile: small steps in an adverse context

Guest post by Werner Westermann & Carlos Ruz Just as the new Open University of Recoleta was announced in November 2018, it immediately sparked a nationwide discussion about the public role of universities, due to an informal institution calling itself university.  Recoleta’s major, the leader of a traditional but impoverished borough in Santiago, has been […]

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SCOOTER – a reflection.

(Sickle Cell Open Online Topics and Educational Resources)     Guest post by Viv Rolfe The start of a new year seems a good time to reflect back on my past OER work. One project I was most fondest of was ‘SCOOTER’ – Sickle Cell Open Online Topics and Educational Resources [http://sicklecellanaemia.org]. The name not […]

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Introducing UCL’s Open Education initiative

Guest post by C. Yogeswaran @OpenUCL  University College London, UK — Founded to “open up university education,” UCL’s OE focus has, since February, been supplanted with new energy and focus. The open education team have been exploring ways to support Connected Curriculum, Education Strategy, and Open Scholarship goals at the institution, facilitating communication between academia and […]

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Changing Minds by Using Open Data

Guest post by Erdinç Saçan & Robert Schuwer Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands The Greek philosopher Pythagoras once said: “if you want to multiply joy, then you have to share.” This also applies to data. Who shares data, gets a multitude of joy – value – in return.   ICT is not just […]

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