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10 years TU Delft OpenCourseWare (2007-2017)


Today we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of TU Delft OpenCourseWare. After having initiated the TU Delft OpenCourseWare project, the TU Delft OpenCourseWare website launched in October 2007. we started with a handful of courses and currently look back on 10 years of open education activities, with many highlights to be proud of. Visit our website to get an overview of the highlights of TU Delft OpenCourseWare in the past 10 years.

For instance, to name a few, we have reached 1.5 million people through OpenCourseWare alone, we have published hundreds of OCW courses, we have been honoured to receive many awards as recognition for the efforts of our teachers, staff, and the quality of our courses, and we have been able to upscale our open education activities to massive open online courses, enabling us to impact many learners worldwide and in different parts of the world.

Challenge

Join us in our celebration of 10 years OpenCourseWare and share your ideas about openness. Share an image or video representing what according to you illustrates the importance of OpenCourseWare. Create a beautiful image, record a video, build a website, go nuts. Surprise us and share your results on twitter via #TUDOCW10.
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OE Global 2018 conference in Delft, Netherlands

We are exited to announce the annual OE Global conference will be hosted by TU Delft and the Open Education Consortium from April 24-26 2018, at TU Delft, Netherlands. The main theme will be transforming Education through Open Approaches. The call for proposals is now open.

The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.

The 2018 conference is hosted by the Open Education Consortium and Delft University of Technology and will be held onsite at the University in Delft, Netherlands on 24-26 April 2018.

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference site at http://conference.oeconsortium.org/2018/.

About TU Delft

A fascination for science, design and engineering is the common denominator driving our students and scientists. With over 20,000 students from around the world, Delft University of Technology is the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherlands. The university wants to be a breeding ground for cutting-edge technological scientific developments to meet the great societal challenges of our age. Involved in open education since 2007, TU Delft strives to offer an increasingly diverse open portfolio in education and research to support and satisfy the curiosity, personal growth and professional career development of millions of people.

About The Open Education Consortium

The Open Education Consortium is a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. OEC is a non-profit, social benefit organization registered in the United States and operating worldwide.

Call for proposals

The call for proposals enables you to submit proposals to offer ‘presentations‘, ‘panel sessions‘, ‘action labs‘ and ‘poster sessions‘, and there is a journal publication opportunity in the open access journal ‘Open Praxis’. Proposals need to fit tracks mentioned below. Learn more at http://conference.oeconsortium.org/2018/call-for-proposals/

Conference tracks:

  • Open Connections
    Connecting different worlds of Open, such as open access, open science, open source software; strengthening our reach and increasing impact through collaboration.
  • Open Education Research
    Research on practices to mainstream openness in education; evidence of impact, studies of educational transformation using open modalities.
  • Innovation through opening traditional practices
    MOOCs as an accelerator for open & online education, opening teaching practices through open textbooks, openly licensed student work as OER.
  • Policies & strategies for Open Education
    Setting priorities and conditions for mainstreaming Open Education, designing effective policies and strategies, connecting open education policies to larger policy movements such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Open Government Partnership.
  • Institutionalizing Open Education
    Intellectual property arrangements at schools and universities; reward and recognition systems; institutional conventions; disciplinary norms; types of in-service training for Open Education; impact on hiring practices; challenges and barriers for mainstreaming openness; openness as a tool for community outreach, enhancing leadership in open education.
  • Tools & Technologies for Open Education
    Supporting the development and use of tools for OER production, hosting, use and remix, authoring OER, conventions for tagging OER, hosting derivative works, citation conventions for derivative works, standards for remixable formats.
  • Open Educational Practices/Open Pedagogy
    New approaches to teaching and learning based on openness, personalization of education, OER-enhanced teaching, facilitating informal learning with open resources, course redesign with a focus on open.
  • Connecting Open Education to formal education
    Accelerating adoption of open education, recognition and rewards for open education adoption, alignment of open education values to institutional mission, accreditation of open education, recognition of learning through open means.
  • Student perspectives
    Student-led initiatives to advance open education and research, impact of open for students, student perceptions of open education, students as open education leaders.

OCW Survey: share your feedback and help us improve

At TU Delft OpenCourseWare, we are constantly looking for ways to improve your experience in using our website and the educational resources we offer. Therefore we recently launched a survey in our aim to better understand your motivations for and experiences with our website and content. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey.

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2017: the Year of Open

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“The world is facing challenges that our university of technology alone cannot meet.” With these words, Rector Magnificus Karel Luyben announced the TU Delft Open Science programme at the Dies Natalis 2016. Now, in 2017, the year that the Open Education Consortium has declared ‘The Year of Open’, we are taking another step forward. The aim is to raise awareness among scientists, lecturers, administrators, and students about the importance of open science.

In 2016, the focus on open science – that is, making scientific knowledge accessible online to all levels of society free of charge – led to the formulation of the open access policy and the creation of a data framework policy (in other words, policy for research data management). Events like the Open Education Week, the Open Access Week, and the launch of the open science course, helped the ideas behind open science to become more firmly established and integrated.

This year, there will be another full open science programme that you too can take part in. Examples include the Open Education Week in March, the launch of the open science course in June, the ten-year anniversary of OpenCourseWare, and the Open Access Week in October.

So keep your eyes and ears open and regularly check the website for all the great things that will be happening as part of The Year of Open.

A global perspective

The Year of Open is a global focus on open processes, systems, and tools, created through collaborative approaches, that enhance our education, businesses, governments, and organisations, organised by the Open Education Consortium. At its core, open is a mindset about the way we should meet collective needs and address challenges.

Communities around the world are bringing open practices to many different fields, such as open source software, open government, open data, and of course open education. Open represents freedom, transparency, equity and participation. When something is openly created and released, the intent is for others to use it, contribute to its development and make it better for everyone, whether that’s adding more features or information, or finding errors and fixing them (source). Learn more about the global Year of Open

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