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Shared by DEANZ, as part of the DEANZ newsletter:

This week is Open Education Week. Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone. This is the event’s fourth year and it’s organised by the Open Education Consortium (oeconsortium.org/).


There will be activities, workshops and presentations hosted by institutions all over the world. Some of them will only be offered locally and others via webinars (some will even be recorded and made available online). Please check the website for a list of events -openeducationweek.org/event/

Athabasca University will host a series of webcasts celebrating Open Education Week. All webinars are from noon-1:00pm (MT ) (7.00 - 8.00am NZDT on the following day) and will be held at:  http://connect.athabascau.ca/oew2015
 The event details are:

  • Monday March 9 - Sustainability Strategies For Open Educational Resources, Paul Stacey, Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons.
  • Tuesday March 10 - The Battle for Open, Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology, the Open University.
  • Wednesday March 11 - The Campus Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative, Janet Welch, Assistant Dean, Academic Technologies, University of Alberta.
  • Thursday March 12 – Open Education Initiatives in Australia, Carina Bossu, Lecturer - Learning and Teaching, Univeristy of Tasmania.
  • Friday March 13 - Preparing for the Digital University, George Siemens, Assistant Professor, Athabasca University.

Questions can be directed to Colin Elliott coline@athabascau.ca

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