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Presenting the 
Open Education 
Marieke Guy 
Marieke.guy@okfn.org 
Community Session, 11th December 2014 
Handbook
OPEN EDUCATION 
WORKING GROUP
• Lobbying Transparency 
• Open Transport 
• Open Sustainability 
• Open Spending 
• Open Science 
• Personal Data and Pri...
Why a Working Group? 
Reasons for development of the group 
● We wanted to see open data in education pulled into the wide...
• Open data that 
comes out of 
education 
institutions 
• Open data that can 
be exploited/used 
by education 
institutio...
…established to bring together 
people and groups interested in 
open education. Its goal is to initiate 
global cross-sec...
http://education.okfn.org
Open Education WG 
People, projects and initiatives 
● Brings together people and groups interested in open education 
● W...
Transparent Working 
“Eat your own dog food” 
● Website/blog 
● Twitter feed 
● Mailing list 
● Working Group calls 
● Mem...
…established to bring together 
people and groups interested in 
open education. Its goal is to initiate 
global cross-sec...
Advisory Board
Open Education Around the World 
Series of posts 
• Greenland 
• Japan 
• United Kingdom 
• Scotland 
• Tanzania 
• India ...
General Activities 
Areas of interest and ideas 
● Community building – making contact 
● OKFestival, July, Berlin – Open ...
OPEN EDUCATION 
HANDBOOK: 
SOME HISTORY…
Background 
How the handbook came about… 
● LinkedUp Project: Handbook on Open Data in Education 
● “Living document to re...
Booksprint: London 
http://education.okfn.org/open-education-handbook-booksprint/
Booksprint: Berlin 
https://okfn.org/
Google docs > Booktype 
http://booktype.okfn.org/
Translation to Portuguese 
http://education.okfn.org/manual-de-educacao-aberta/
Slidewiki 
http://slidewiki.org/deck/10559_open-education-handbook
Friday Chats 
https://pad.okfn.org/p/Open_Education_Working_Friday_Chats 
http://education.okfn.org/mailing-list/
Editing… 
● September – October 2014 – Rob Farrow 
● Typos and poor writing 
● Universal style 
● Fact spotting 
● Citatio...
The Handbook Today 
http://education.okfn.org/handbook/
THE LATEST VERSION
What is in it? 
By Rob Farrow 
● Overview of content 
● Reasons for current outline 
● Possible improvements 
● Ideas for ...
WHERE NEXT?
What can we do with… 
The Open Education Handbook 
● Reuse – chunk it up – share it out 
● Continue to build on it – missi...
Discussions with… 
Ideas on the boil… 
● Wikimedia 
● Wikibooks 
● Floss manuals 
● Any one else we should be talking to?!
Marieke Guy 
Marieke.guy@okfn.org 
Twitter @mariekeguy
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Open Education Handbook

  1. 1. Presenting the Open Education Marieke Guy Marieke.guy@okfn.org Community Session, 11th December 2014 Handbook
  2. 2. OPEN EDUCATION WORKING GROUP
  3. 3. • Lobbying Transparency • Open Transport • Open Sustainability • Open Spending • Open Science • Personal Data and Privacy • Public Domain • Open Bibliography • Open Humanities • Open Access • Open GLAM • Open Design and Hardware • Open Linguistics • Open Government Data • Open Definition • Open Archaeology • Open Economics • Open Development • Open Product Data • Open Education Working Groups
  4. 4. Why a Working Group? Reasons for development of the group ● We wanted to see open data in education pulled into the wider debate around open education ● Opportunity to bring together silos of activity: content and OER, OEP, open policy, licensing, data, tools… ● Allow us to collaborate with people across sectors and globally – get the bigger picture ● Where can open data in education lead? All possibilities still exist ● Community building compliments what we are doing
  5. 5. • Open data that comes out of education institutions • Open data that can be exploited/used by education institutions • Open research data Open Education Data
  6. 6. …established to bring together people and groups interested in open education. Its goal is to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education. Open Education Working Group
  7. 7. http://education.okfn.org
  8. 8. Open Education WG People, projects and initiatives ● Brings together people and groups interested in open education ● Wants to initiate cross-sector, cross-domain, global activity that encompasses the various facets of open education ● Active mailing list and Twitter feed, activities are co-ordinated through bimonthly working group calls ● Includes open data in education, open educational content, open learning and teaching practices and open accreditation ● Just released ePub, PDF and online version of Open Education Handbook http://education.okfn.org/
  9. 9. Transparent Working “Eat your own dog food” ● Website/blog ● Twitter feed ● Mailing list ● Working Group calls ● Membership charter ● Discussions on group mission
  10. 10. …established to bring together people and groups interested in open education. Its goal is to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education. Open Education Working Group
  11. 11. Advisory Board
  12. 12. Open Education Around the World Series of posts • Greenland • Japan • United Kingdom • Scotland • Tanzania • India • South Africa • Rwanda • Holland …
  13. 13. General Activities Areas of interest and ideas ● Community building – making contact ● OKFestival, July, Berlin – Open Education Smorgasboard ● Support for LMRI initiatives, standards, platform for Open Standards work ● OER and small languages and cultures (multilingualism) ● Open Education language – making it appropriate for all ● Support for member activities e.g. Open Data Ireland booksprint ● Connections with local groups: Belgium, Finland, Brazil
  14. 14. OPEN EDUCATION HANDBOOK: SOME HISTORY…
  15. 15. Background How the handbook came about… ● LinkedUp Project: Handbook on Open Data in Education ● “Living document to reflect project learnings and findings, which will help others, both during the project and beyond it” ● “Collaboratively written living web document targeting educational practitioners and the education community at large” ● Focus broadened to ‘Open Education’ ● Looked to Open Data handbook http://opendatahandbook.org/; the Data Journalism Handbook http://datajournalismhandbook.org/; materials from School of Data; OpenGLAM handbook
  16. 16. Booksprint: London http://education.okfn.org/open-education-handbook-booksprint/
  17. 17. Booksprint: Berlin https://okfn.org/
  18. 18. Google docs > Booktype http://booktype.okfn.org/
  19. 19. Translation to Portuguese http://education.okfn.org/manual-de-educacao-aberta/
  20. 20. Slidewiki http://slidewiki.org/deck/10559_open-education-handbook
  21. 21. Friday Chats https://pad.okfn.org/p/Open_Education_Working_Friday_Chats http://education.okfn.org/mailing-list/
  22. 22. Editing… ● September – October 2014 – Rob Farrow ● Typos and poor writing ● Universal style ● Fact spotting ● Citations and links ● Glossary and definitions ● 'What, Why, How' sections when relevant ● Scenarios when relevant ● Intro for target audiences when relevant Also gains a cover! October 2014
  23. 23. The Handbook Today http://education.okfn.org/handbook/
  24. 24. THE LATEST VERSION
  25. 25. What is in it? By Rob Farrow ● Overview of content ● Reasons for current outline ● Possible improvements ● Ideas for the future
  26. 26. WHERE NEXT?
  27. 27. What can we do with… The Open Education Handbook ● Reuse – chunk it up – share it out ● Continue to build on it – missing areas ● Create an annual update ● Embed within curriculum, MOOC or online course? ● Resurface content – new front end – search facility ● Tagging content ● Improve graphics & look of handbook ● How can it be maintained?
  28. 28. Discussions with… Ideas on the boil… ● Wikimedia ● Wikibooks ● Floss manuals ● Any one else we should be talking to?!
  29. 29. Marieke Guy Marieke.guy@okfn.org Twitter @mariekeguy

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