Open Education Week was founded in 2013 by Open Education Global. Why spend a week focused on Open Education and Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources are "high-quality teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose" (Hewlett Foundation). That means Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) can improve equity!
During Open Education Week, schools, universities, and education agencies all over the world will be hosting events to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. But, you don't have to attend an event to celebrate Open Education Week. The High-Quality Instructional Materials for Each Child Learning Pathway offers free, self-paced classes that you can take to learn more about the benefits of using OER.
To learn more about the benefits of using OER and other no-cost materials in instruction, read these Teach With INFOhio Blog posts all about finding, integrating, creating, and sharing OER:
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