The third annual Open Education Week celebration is underway this week, March 10th – 15th. The event is organized by the Open CourseWare Consortium, and serves as an opportunity for the global community of open education practitioners, educators, and creators to raise awareness about the movement and demonstrate the impact open resources and open practices have on teaching and learning throughout the world.
The Open Education Week website acts as landing page for a wide variety of events, resources, and other information about Open Education. Spend a bit of time on the site to find an events taking place around the world, including free online webinars, locally hosted events, conferences, and even online discussions and forums.
Here is a taste of the webinars happening this week that may be of interest to foreign language educators:
March 13, 2014
Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language
March 14, 2014
Sustainability in OER for less used languages
Over the next week (and beyond), we are eager to begin uncovering all the amazing resources within the Open Education Week website. We certainly encourage you to do the same and look forward to hearing from you about your participation in Open Education Week – especially about which resources you found helpful or inspirational.
Visit http://www.openeducationweek.org for more information about the week and events happening in your area.