Open Education Week, March 10-15

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Open Education Week is taking place from March 10-15, 2014 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.

Learn

Take time to browse through the videos introducing you to open education projects.  Check out the FAQ to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER), like how to use, create and share materials.  Explore the links on the Resources page.  Browse OER repositories or search for OER using browsers or custom search tools such as the OCW Consortium’s course searchMERLOT, and OER Commons.

Participate

Browse through the Events list to find events that interest you.  Use open educational resources to learn something new and share your discoveries with your friends and colleagues. Take a free and open course from The School of Open or learn about Locating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs. Check back with us on the Open Education Week homepage throughout the week to take part in various conversations on open education.

Share

Download Open Education Week banners to display on your blog and homepage. Invite others to find out about open education and Open Education Week. You can tweet using the hashtag #openeducationwk. Twitter feeds will show on the Open Education Week homepage.

Let us know what you think at info@openeducationweek.org or on social media using @openeducationwk.

BC Open Open Education Chat

When: March 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am
You are invited to join us online (using Big Blue Button) for the next BC Open Open Education chat (#BCOOEC), a monthly series of online discussions on the state and progress of open education in the province. The Open Open chats are intended to be informal and fun, and we welcome anyone to join us.

To log in, visit http://etug.bigbluebutton.org/and enter the following information:
Username: First Name + Last Name @ Institution
Password: welcome
Tool: Big Blue Button: http://etug.bigbluebutton.org/
Host: Frank Fucile
For more information: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Sandbox:BC_Open_Open_Education_Chat

Mahatma Gandhi

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