This year's Open Education Week takes place from 6 - 10 March 2023.
Over the course of this week, we come together to actively share and learn about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide. Follow #OEWeek on social media to get updates. You can explore the packed programme for 2023 at https://oeweek.oeglobal.org.
ALT's CEO Maren Deepwell will take part in the OEWeek Live! Monday Opening Show on the first day of #OEWeek. On Thursday 9 March, GO-GN reserachers and OER23 Committee Members will join Alan Levine and colleagues for the OEWeek Live! Thursday Opening Show.
What is Open Education Week?
Open Education Week was launched in 2012 by Open Education Global as a collaborative, community-built open forum. Every year OE Week raises awareness and highlights innovative open education successes worldwide. OE Week provides practitioners, educators, and students with an opportunity to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.
In 2022 we celebrated 10 years of Open Education Week. In 2023, we look forward to another decade that continues to celebrate open as an exciting solution for education!
ALT values openness
ALT's 2020-25 Strategy sets out openness as one of the Association's core values. Openness informs our aim to 'increase the impact of Learning Technology for public benefit', and the Open Education movement, which seeks to capitalise on the opportunities afforded by digital technology and communication, is an important driver for the wider and more effective use of Learning Technology. In turn, the expertise of Learning Technology practitioners has a key role to play in enabling and promoting the widespread adoption of open educational resources (OER) and practices.
Throughout the year ALT provides many opportunities for open education including;
- Open Education Conference, 4-6 April 2023. The conference will put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of Open Education in a (post)pandemic world. This year’s themes include; Celebrating the impact of Open Education and OER; Open Education research and policy around the globe; Open Education in Scotland – celebrating 10 years of the Scottish Open Education Declaration; Embedding and supporting Open Education through curriculum design; Wildcard. Creative practice in relation to openness. ALT also offers fully funded scholarship opportunities for all of our events, to ensure open access for all. Find out more about our OER23 scholarship places.
- Open access resources including the #altc blog and RLT journal - The #altc blog contains a wide range of posts and articles, including news, opinion pieces, project updates, case studies, and book reviews. Research in Learning Technology aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy. This year, the journal celebrates 30 years of open access research.
- Event Recordings - Explore our open resources from the recent ALT Conference and membership events via Youtube, with recordings from last year's events.
Learn more about Open Education Week.