OpenCourseWare Consortium announces Open Education Week March 5-10, 2012

The  first ever Open Education Week is taking place from 5-10 March 2012 online and in locally hosted events around the world.  Open Education Week is being coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium. The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources is free an open to anyone.

“The vision of the open education movement is to create a world in which the desire to learn is fully met by the opportunity to do so, where everyone, everywhere, is able to access affordable, educationally and culturally appropriate opportunities to gain whatever knowledge or training they desire. The movement encompasses producing, sharing, using and modifying content, as well as innovative models of educational delivery,” said Mary Lou Forward, executive director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. “Open Education Week will showcase projects, resources, people and ideas so that people around the world can see the breadth of what has been accomplished already, and participate in discussions about the future of the movement.”

The NCLOR staff encourages everyone to find out more information about open educational resources (OER) and how they can benefit your teaching.  To view the OER resources available in the NCLOR click here.

Each day next week the NCLOR will highlight some of the events happening around the world  in conjunction with Open Education Week.

Posted on March 1, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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