5 Days of Open Education

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 joined forces to offer an online, bite-sized course from 7-11 March 2016: 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 was delivered to participants’ inboxes.  They were encouraged to complete related (optional) short tasks, earning an ‘Open Education Enthusiast’ open badge for their efforts.

Good news! The course can still 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 are open to all.

The following topics are covered over the week:

TEL Team Logo Information Learning Services LogoCourse facilitators:

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