5 Days of Open Education – Sign up now!

Open Education Week EventWhat is Open Education Week?

Open Education week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement and its impact on teaching, learning and research. The aim is is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that open to everyone, worldwide. Alongside similar awareness-raising events worldwide, York St John’s Technology Enhanced Learning Team and Information Learning Services are joining forces to offer an online, bite-sized course from 7-11 March: 5 days of Open Education: what, why, how?

What’s involved in 5 Days of Open Education?

Each day, a new blog post on a specific aspect of Open Education will be delivered to your inbox.  You will be encouraged to complete related (optional) short tasks, earning an ‘Open Education Enthusiast’ open badge for your efforts! The course can be followed at your own pace and – depending on whether or not you choose to complete activities – should require no more than 15-30 minutes per day. The course is primarily aimed at York St John University staff and research students, but many sections will be of interest to wider readers. In keeping with the spirit of the week, registration and materials will be open to all.

The following topics will be covered over the week:

  • Day 1: What is Open Education and why is it important?
  • Day 2: The what, why and where of Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Day 3: Creative Commons Licensing: know your SA from your ND!
  • Day 4: Introduction to Open Access Publishing
  • Day 5: Becoming an Open Educational Practitioner

How can you sign up?

Simple! Visit our Eventbrite page below to sign up. You will be asked for your name and the email address to which you would like the blog posts delivered. Eventbrite - 5 Days of Open Education: what, why, how?


TEL Team Logo Information Learning Services LogoCourse facilitators:

Róisin Cassidy (Technology Enhanced Learning),
Ruth MacMullen, Ruth Mardall and Clare McCluskey-Dean (Information Learning Services)

Roisin Cassidy

Working to the Directorate’s annual objectives and the TEL Quality Framework, Róisín’s role as a TEL Advisor is to proactively support and develop staff in using technology to enhance the student learning experience. Her main focus will be to advise academic staff on effective use of learning technologies to develop innovative learning resources, processes and practices. She will also provide staff advice and development on the core TEL systems and technologies, with particular responsibility for Mahara and Turnitin. Róisín is also interested in how ‘Open Badges’ could be employed to facilitate motivation and reward in student learning and staff development at York St John. Roisin is the primary contact for colleagues in the Faculty of Arts & the Business School.

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