Open Education Week (OE Week) is an annual celebration and opportunity for those working in Open Education to actively share their achievements and learn about what others are achieving worldwide.
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.
Over 13 years the open education community in 79 countries has hosted 2,064 events and shared 843 Open Education assets in 38 languages. The activity has included 85,535 engaged participants from 192 countries.
We look forward to another dozen years that continue to celebrate open as an exciting solution for education. We hope you join us!
How to Participate
Institutions, organizations, and individuals from around the world committed to the ideals of Open Education are welcome to join, engage, and contribute to Open Education Week. Participation is free and open to all.
Ways to Contribute
There are many ways to participate in Open Education Week. You may:
- Host your own activity or event.
- Share your favorite OERs and other open assets.
- Engage in conversation with fellow participants on OEG Connect
- Attend one or more of the activities being organized by others
- Help promote #OEWeek in your community and social networks.
Find below some suggestions on how to be part of the Open Education Week, but you are welcome to create and share your own ideas. We welcome all types of contributions that will help us highlight the diverse and dynamic world of Open Education.
We encourage contributions that extend beyond webinars and online live presentations. Try something different and creative that promotes collaboration and networking participation during the week.
Consider hosting one or more of the following real-time activities and have them featured on the OE Week schedule.
Add to the OE Week Library by sharing and highlighting your favorite open assets. These may be OER, open courses, open textbooks, open tools, research, open practices, or open projects and initiatives.
Visit the OE Week space in OE Global Connect to engage with fellow participants during the week. You may share and discuss the highlights of activities you are participating in and even create and lead your own conversations on topics of your interest.
Attend & participate
Everyone is welcome! Join, participate, and engage in any of the Open Education Week activities. Participation is free and open to all.
Contribute by helping us get the word out about Open Education Week in your local networks and local media. Use the hashtag #OEWeek or #OEWeek24 on social media so we can find and amplify your messages.
Looking Back Over the Years
2024 marks the 13th annual Open Education Week. Over 13 years the open education community in 79 countries has hosted 2,064 events and shared 843 Open Education assets in 38 languages. Overall, Open Education Week has included 85,535 engaged participants from 192 countries.
From the OEWeek library you can explore 1080 events and 716 open resources going back to 2015. These may give you ideas for planning your own events or considering your own open assets to share for 2024.
We look forward to another dozen years that continue to celebrate open as an exciting solution for education.
We hope you join us!