It’s Open Education Week

Ope Ed Week LogoThis week is the second annual Open Education Week, sponsored by the OpenCourseWare Consortium. Tons of great events and ways to learn more about open education in all its many forms. From the Open Education Week website:

Open Education Week is taking place from 11-15 March 2013 online and in locally hosted events around the world.  The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and opportunities it creates in teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free an open to everyone.

If you are new to open education, we recommend you start with the ABOUT OPEN EDUCATION section for introductory documents and videos.

Once you have a feel for what open education is, there are many ways you can participate in Open Education Week:

CONNECT ~ Check out the EVENTS AND WEBINARS schedule and join in – participation is open to everyone. Join a study group and register to earn a certificate by studying open courses if you like.

COLLECT ~ Find out about the diversity of open education efforts around the world. Visit the PROJECTS area and learn about open educational resources and open learning opportunities available to you now. Check out the RESOURCES tab for links to even more information.

CREATE ~ The “open” in open education means that you are free to modify resources,  mix them together in new ways, add your own perspectives and share them back to the world. Find out how through some of the video PRESENTATIONS and WEBINARS.  Put your thoughts down in a tweet or blog, create a video, or post a research paper.

SHARE ~ Tell people about your discoveries via Twitter using the hashtag #openeducationwk.  You will be able to see the live Twitter feed on the Open Education Week HOMEPAGE.  Let people know that there’s a world of free and open educational opportunities available to them right now.

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