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Join us: Open Education Week (11-15 March)

Cable Green, March 6th, 2013

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It is time to celebrate and spread the dream that everyone in the world can access a high quality, affordable education if we collectively share our educational resources and spend our public resources wisely!

The second annual Open Education Week will take place March 11-15, 2013 (see schedule). Open Education Week is a five-day celebration of the global Open Education movement, featuring online and local events around the world, video showcases of open education projects, and lots of information. The week is designed to raise awareness of both the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

Open Education refers to the growing set of practices that promote the sharing high quality, openly licensed educational resources (OER) and support for learners to access education anywhere, anytime. Open Education incorporates educational networks, open teaching and learning materials, open textbooks, open data, open scholarship, and open-source educational tools.

As part of Open Education Week, Creative Commons and its affiliates are hosting and participating in local events and webinars on OER, Version 4.0 of the CC licenses, the Open Policy Network, School of Open, and more. In addition, the School of Open will officially launch its first set of courses next week, including courses on copyright and Creative Commons for educators. Courses will be free to take and free to reuse and remix under P2PU’s default CC BY-SA licensing policy.

And a special thanks to our friends at the OpenCourseWare Consortium for organizing the 2nd annual Open Education Week.

See you all next week!

2 Responses to “Join us: Open Education Week (11-15 March)”

  1. JESÚS ORTEGA ARAGÓN says:

    Agradezco y reconozco en todo lo que vale las aportaciones trascendentales que tenemos la oportunidad de acceder, los que como su servidor, nos dedicamos a la Docencia, y ésta parte fundamental de los Derechos Humanos que atañe a la Educación Abierta, ya que en mi país (México) no ha acabado de conformarse plenamente, por lo que Ustedes representan con todas sus alternativas de expansión y gestión del conocimiento un verdadero Oasis en el desértico mundo del acceso pleno a la cultura del conocimiento para todos, un abrazo fraternal, y por supuesto que me integro totalmente y los trabajos de tan loable beneficio social, en los medios electrónicos.

  2. no se pero aprenderé, espero sea muy didáctico y poder hacer una pequeña aportación para la colectividad e individuales. Algo que funcione y sirva para el propósito marcado.