10 Ways to Participate in Open Education Week 2019

10 Ways to Participate in Open Education Week 2019

December 3, 2018

10 Ways You Can Participate in Open Education Week  (OEW) 

March 4-8, 2019
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. This is a great opportunity for both current and past Open Education Ambassadors to think about how they might participate.  Perhaps you want to clear your schedule so you can participate in some events being hosted around the world?  Or maybe there is an opportunity for you to host an event at your institution for faculty, students or staff? 
Either way, it’s not too soon to be thinking about this.  


10 Ways to Participate and Make an Impact 

  1. Submit your Open Education project to be displayed on the OEW site.  
    • Describe yourself and your institution.
    • Describe your CC licensed event/resource, provide a link, and upload an image.  
    • Entries due February 25, 2019. Email:  info@openeducationweek.org 
  2. Host an Event
    • Hold a workshop on how to use open materials, understanding open licenses, how to create Open Education Resources, how to modify materials for the classroom, etc.
    • Host a mini-conference or forum and invite educators to showcase their OE work, open and answer questions about Open Education.
    • Stream your local event.
  3. Watch or Host a Webinar
    • Organize a group to watch and participate in a scheduled Open Education webinar. 
    • Offer a webinar on an OE related topic (tools, resources, impacts, practices, case studies, debates, etc.) 
  4. Feature a live chat 
  5. Share your (openly licensed) resources on the OEW site.
  6. Add a Participation Badge to your website to promote your involvement in Open Education week. 
  7. Use the hashtag #OEWeek to promote OEW on social media.
  8. Share the OEW Promotional materials (they’re openly licensed!) 
  9. Subscribe to the Open Education Consortium’s monthly Open Education Newsletter
  10. Write a Blog Post about Open Education Week 

Open Education Week Info and Resources 

What is Open Education? 

Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.  Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs. 
The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new.  In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.  Open Education seeks to scale educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. Open is key; open allows not just access, but the ability to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for large and diverse audiences. 


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