[EIFLoa] Open Education Week - Worldwide – March 5-10, 2012
iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Wed Jan 18 11:27:46 EET 2012
Join your colleagues around the world to increase understanding about open
education! Open Education Week will take place from 5-10 March 2012 online (
http://www.openeducationweek.org/) and in locally hosted events around the
world. The OCW Consortium is coordinating this community run event to
explore open education projects, resources and institutions around the
world. Events will engage you in discussions and presentations about how
open sharing in education can foster improvements in teaching and learning
globally, make education more accessible, and create opportunities for
collaboration and innovation. All live and virtual activities will be free
and open to the public.
Open education seeks to reduce barriers to learning for everyone while
providing tools and resources that facilitate success. Initiatives in open
education include open sharing of high-quality educational materials (Open
Educational Resources), flexible and free learning formats that make use of
open content, alternative pathways to assessment and certification of
learning, and projects that support improvements in educational systems.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are high-quality, free and open
educational materials that offer opportunities for people anywhere in the
world to share, use and reuse knowledge. OER include course materials,
videos, textbooks, podcasts, and other materials that have been produced
for educational purposes. OER are openly licensed to allow for free use by
anyone. Many open licenses also allow for adaptations or modifications of
materials, and some allow for commercial use. The most commonly used
licenses are Creative Commons <http://creativecommons.org/> licenses.
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