One of the first activities of the Open Education Working Group was the writing of an Open Education Handbook, a collaboratively written living web document targeting educational practitioners and the education community at large. The handbook will also be a deliverable for the LinkedUp Project.
The handbook is a resource for both educators and learners.
History of the Handbook
The Open Education Handbook was initiated at a booksprint held in central London in September 2013 and open education experts from many different sectors (commercial, academic, government, not-for profit) were invited to attend.
The handbook was moved to Booktype, an open source platform for writing and publishing print and digital books.
A second Open Education Handbook booksprint was held in Berlin in late November 2013. The handbook has been ‘chunked up’ into question areas and some thinking has taken place around the future structure of the handbook.
An Open Education Mailing list Friday Chat is initiated to encourage discussion on the mailing list and provide the handbook with well-thought out content.
It is also edited by Rob Farrow of Open University to ensure it is ready to be delivered as a LinkedUp Deliverable. A new version of the handbook entitled Open Education Handbook 2014 is created on Booktype. The old version is archived.