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Open Education Week 2014

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As you might have noticed, last week the Open Education Week took place. Worldwide numerous institutions organized uncountable activities to celebrate open education. So did TU Delft.

Recently TU Delft launched an innovation programme for Open & Online Education, which should ultimately result in the establishment of the Delft Extension School. In the Open Education Week we organized three activities to raise awareness for these developments among colleagues and students. With 136 participants in total and many enthusiastic reactions, the activities proved to be quite a success. below you’ll find an overview of the activities we organised:

  • Delft Extension School, Wednesday, March 12th
    The newly appointed E-Dean, Prof. Rob Fastenau, layed out the current developments in Open & Online Education and explained how TU Delft can play a leading role through the Delft Extension School.
    Visit the webpage to watch and download the presentation
  • MOOC Workshop, Thursday March 13th
    Dr. Arno Smets, one of our first MOOC teachers, shared his experience on the development of his MOOC and inspired many fellow teachers to think about Open and Online Education.
    Visit the webpage to watch and download the presentation
  • edX Hackathon, Friday, March 14th
    Finally, Friday March 14th, we organised an edX Hackathon, at which students thought up and started programming new functionalities for the edX platform.
  • During the entire week, the campus was decorated with Campus grafiti and  banners, to raise awareness for the Open Education Week.

Next to the activities we organised at TU Delft, we also attended the national Open Education Event, organised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, SURF, VSNU and the Vereniging Hogescholen, where the Dutch Trend Report was launched.

Last, but certainly not least, TU Delft has been awarded with this years Orange Carpet Award for DelftX MOOCs at the NUFFIC annual conference.

All in all, we are very content about the Open Education Week 2014 and we’re looking forward to the coming years in which we will further shape TU Delft Open & Online Education. To keep you informed about these developments, starting next month, we will organise a traveling Open Education Café: every month members of the Open Education Team will be available to ask questions, drink coffee and discuss Open & Online Education.

Open Education Café

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