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Open Resources: Transforming the Way Knowledge Is Spread

From 5-10 March the Open Education Week took place worldwide. The European Open Education Event took place on March 7th in Delft and proved to be a big succes! Dutch State Secretary Education Halbe Zijlstra offered a speech, the President of the OpenCourseWare Consortium Anka Mulder provided a presentation, WikiWijs and European Commissioner Neelie Kroes provided video messages and the Panel discussion made the event complete.

You can still view the entire event, check out all presentations and photo’s via http://opencourseware.eu/openeducationevent2012.

The event brought about quite some media coverage, including articles by the New York Times Europe and the International Herald Tribune, writing about how open resources might transform the way knowledge is spread.

"For thousands of years, she said, anyone who wanted access to knowledge had to first find a teacher or an expert. After the printing press was invented, libraries and universities became repositories of knowledge. But now with the Internet, “universities do not hold the monopoly on information anymore,” Ms. Mulder said."

Delft Open Education Event (today): Live Broadcast

The European Open Education Week event starts today, at 13:30 (Amsterdam time), in Delft. You can watch the live broadcast via http://opencourseware.eu/oew2012live and participate in the discussion via twitter (#oew12nl).

The program is available here. Dutch State secretaty of Education Halbe Zijlstra will offer a speech and director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium/Director Education TU Delft/Secretary General TU Delft Anka Mulder will offer a presentation.

We’ll have two video messages of Wikiwijs and Neelie Kroes and there will be a panel discussion between Fred Mulder (UNESCO Chair in OER at Open Universiteit and Chair Steering Committee Wikiwijs), Arnold Jonk (director Knowledge of Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science) Lieve Van den Brande (European Commission, DG Education and Culture) and Greetje van den Bergh (Chair Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO). 


Open Education Week starts Today!

The Open Education Week starts today! Don’t forget to check http://www.openeducationweek.org/ for all the interesting events and webinars that are being organised and broadcast this week, worldwide!

"Welcome to the first ever Open Education Week!  Open Education Week is taking place from 5-10 March 2012 online and in locally hosted events around the world.  The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources is free an open to anyone."

And also, don’t forget the European Open Education Event next Wednesday, March 7! http://opencourseware.eu/OpenEducationEvent2012 

"The OpenCourseWare Consortium is organising the first annual Open Education Week from March 5 – 10, 2012. Open Education Week is a global event, raising awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OER).  OER are high-quality, free and open educational materials that offer opportunities for people anywhere in the world to share, use and reuse." http://opencourseware.eu/OpenEducationEvent2012   

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