Some background. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Organizers and participants highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.
The week is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of open education. Universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world have come together to showcase what they’re doing to make education more open, free, and available to everyone.
You can contribute to the week by sharing information about specific Open Education projects, hosting a local event, promoting the week to your friends or by joining programs underway. There are plenty of events taking place.
- Play by answering our questions, by commenting, responding to a tweet, adding a heart to a periscope or posting your questions. Hashtag: #openeducationwk
- Bonus points for specific examples of open education in action. OER is a fine philosophy, but what is it like in practice?
- Bonus points for applying OER to primary schools. What resources are available to elementary and secondary teachers? What is the role of the student?
1. Are there examples of open education resources in conservation, parks and protected areas?
- Magazines, journals?
- Open access?
2. Are there examples of open education resources in travel and tourism?
- Magazines, journals
- Open access?
4. What are the commonalities and differences shared by what’s open – open data, open education, open journalism.
5. Do colleagues understand licensing and Creative Commons?