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Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week is held annually in early March.

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What is Open Education?

Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.

Open Education seeks to scale up educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate.

Why is Open Education important?

People want to learn. By providing free and open access to education and knowledge, open education helps create a world to support learning. Students can get additional information, viewpoints and materials to help them succeed. Workers can learn things that will help them on the job. Faculty can draw on resources from all around the world. Researchers can share data and develop new networks. Teachers can find new ways to help students learn. Education is available, accessible, modifiable and free.

Adapted from "What is Open Education" by Open Education Consortium licensed CCBY4.0.

 

 

 

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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship 

5 Free Screenings @ UAS 

Paywall focuses on the need for open access to research and science, and questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year pocketed by for-profit academic publishers like Elsevier whose 35-40% profit margins are greater than Apple, Facebook and Google. More info + stream film.    

Tues March 5 |  2pm @  Egan Library Room 104
Wed March 6 | Noon and 7pm @ Egan Library Room 104
Thur March 7 |  1pm @ Egan Library Room 104
Fri   March 8  |  1pm  @ Egan Lecture Hall (EG 112)

 

 

 

 

 

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Trailer 2 from Paywall The Movie on Vimeo.