Happy ‘Open Education Week’!

As well as providing a discussion forum in the form of this blog, our Great Writers Inspire project ultimately aims to bring together a collection of ‘open educational resources‘, including key lectures from world-class academics, and a thousand downloadable electronic texts and ebooks. Our project is part of a wider ‘open education‘ movement, which aims to make learning more accessible.

This week is the first ever ‘Open Education Week‘ – check out this website to find out more about open education and the various initiatives taking place all over the world: http://www.openeducationweek.org/

Oh,….and……what are your own views on the ‘open education’ movement?

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3 Responses to Happy ‘Open Education Week’!

  1. Pat says:

    Hello,
    Pat here (web person for the project in OUCS) – this was my thoughts on it (for now, may change)
    http://www.pgogy.com/thoughts/2012/03/05/schroedingers-educational-cat/

    but now I am wondering if there is a literary Open Education figure? Sadly the best I can come up with is the lorax…..

  2. cleohanaway says:

    Oooo…very interesting – a literary Open Education figure…?!

    All I can come up with off the top of my head is Roald Dahl’s Matilda: she was so happy when she found out that she could take library books home, imagine how excited she’d be if she could access educational resources from her bedroom! I think she’d be a big Open Education advocate.

    • Pat says:

      I feel slightly better for citing Dr Seuss now…
      I also wondered if you could stretch the definition of education slightly – The Bronte family as teachers?

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