2019 Open Education Week Virtual Events

Events organised by EDEN

4-8 March

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide, the free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.

With the success of previous years’ Open Education Weeks in the background, EDEN once again organised a very successful online event this March. The high online attendance and exceptional webinar sessions were truly inspiring to experience.

This year 5 webinars with 370 registered participants were held. The participants came from 38 different countries including 16 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Argentina, from South Africa to Australia, encompassing all continents and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

Altogether 28 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of the ambitious programme, among them representatives of UNESCO, ICDE and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. EDEN thanks the valuable contribution of the facilitators and trusts that the initiative contributed to the European dialogue about the state and the future of Open Education.

All participants and facilitators received EDEN open badges for their contribution. Presenters’ slides can be viewed on EDEN’s SlideShare page.

During the Open Education Week, EDEN offered the following online events:

2019 The story of the Open University in Europe and the world

5 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Open Education Week webinar

2019 Ongoing initiatives for Open Education in Europe

6 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Open Education Week webinar

2019 OER quality assessment

7 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Open Education Week webinar

2019 Researching openness – evidence-based approach

8 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Open Education Week webinar


Education 2030 – Open knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in Europe and the world

Monday, 4 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Short presentations & panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice-president, SRCE
Speakers: Airina Volungevičienė, Morten Flate Paulsen, Svetlana Knyazeva, Katrien Bardoel, Paul Bacsich
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The story of the Open University in Europe and the world

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Mark Brown, EDEN EC member, EDEN Fellow, Dublin City University, Ireland
Speakers: Liz Marr, Josep M. Duart, Sarah Guri-Rosenblit, Antonio Teixeira
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Ongoing initiatives for Open Education in Europe

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentation & discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Senior Fellow, Chair of EDEN Council of Fellows, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Speakers:  Andreia Inamorato, Jochen Ehrenreich, Raimund Hudak, Airina Volungevičienė, Elena Caldirola, Grainne Conole
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OER quality assessment

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentation and discussion
Moderator: Antonella Poce, EDEN Fellow, EDEN NAP SC Chair, University Roma III, Italy
Speakers: Gemma Tur Ferrer, Ulf- Daniel Ehlers, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Neil Butcher, Diana Andone, Antonella Poce, Svetlana Knyazeva
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Researching openness – evidence-based approach

Friday, 8 March 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Josep M. Duart, EDEN Vice-president for Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Speakers: Antoni Pérez, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Andrea Saltelli, Paul Prinsloo
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For more events during the Open Education Week, visit the official website.