Open Education Week – March 5-10 2012 – event links #freeculture #openeducationwk #oer

Open Education weekThe OpenCourseWare Consortium has organized the first annual Open Education Week  which will happen this week March 5-10, 2012. Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise 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.

The event will take place online and in different locations around the world, with opportunities to participate in webinars, discussions and live events. Projects and events will be featured from institutions and organizations from around the world, including: University of Cape Town, University of Michigan, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, University of California, Irvine, Delft University of Technology, and Creative Commons. Participation is free and open to all.

For a  list of webinars and other events, visit