Principal Consultant, Digital Education Concepts LLC
OPENPediatrics will be hosting an online our of the site tomorrow at 11:00 am Eastern. For more information on this and other OEW activities, read the note below from the Open Education Consortium:
Annual Open Education Week – March 9-13, 2015
The annual Open Education Week (http://www.openeducationweek.org/) starts on Monday, March 9 with the theme The World Wants to Learn. Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. Open Education Week highlights open education efforts from around the world and provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, policy makers and learners to gain a greater understanding of open educational practices and impacts.
“Open Education plays an increasingly important role in the future of education around the world”, says Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium. “Faculty are looking for better ways to engage their students, learners are looking for just-in-time support for their studies, individuals are looking for educational opportunities to support their careers, and educational systems are looking for increased efficiency and efficacy. Open Education plays a role in all of these goals.”
Open Education Week (March 9-13, 2015) is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, the 4th Open Education Week will feature events and showcase projects, resources, and ideas from around the world that demonstrate open education in practice.
Please check OEW website throughout the week for latest information on events. Join in the celebration of open education with hundreds of thousands around the world and help make the 4th annual Open Education Week a huge success. For more information about Open Education Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.