Day 5 of our Openness in Education course is ready here http://bit.ly/1fWuKfo and the On AIr Hangout at 6pm on 14th March is here http://bit.ly/1exB7QZ

It's been a great week and thanks to everyone for getting involved and all the support, it's been a great experiment and exploration I hope you've learned a lot about open education. I'm going to try and keep the Tweet Chats and Hangouts going after this course maybe once a week or every two weeks. 

Also, if anyone would like to come on the 6pm Hangout I still need volunteers to review the course and give advice to others thinking of doing something similar.

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Day 3 of the Openness in Education course is now available at http://bit.ly/1ixJFdq. I have reviewed today on this page also.

Please also promote the Webinar/hangout with Jorum at 3pm GMT today please, only one person has signed up so far. I'm trying to push it out across Twitter as much as possible The link to the Hangout is here http://bit.ly/1ep7st5

Thanks, Paul.

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Please remember and RT Continuing our celebrations for the launch of the North-West OER Network and Open Education Week 2014, we are delighted to be hosting a webinar today at 3pm GMT with Jorum. This is part of our week long 'Openness' open course, introducing Open Education to practitioners around the world.  Today's theme is Open Educational Resources. Please join us at
 
https://plus.google.com/events/cl4m6mo6eguare7ji3rkd3cnh6s 

for the On Air Google Hangout, and visit the North-West OER Network pages and course site at www.northwestoer.org and get involved. Additionally, each evening at 8pm GMT we have live Twitter chat at #nwOERchat. Hope to see you there...

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I've set up the On Air Hangout with Jorum, the UK OER repository, for tomorrow Wednesday 12th March at 3pm London Time. The link to the Hangout is

http://bit.ly/1ep7st5 

This should be excellent and will perfectly compliment the Hangout from Monday as Siobhan from Jorum will discuss the repository and the status of OER in the UK.

Please could you add this to Twitter and try to get others to RT and promote it please?

Thanks, Paul.

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Well worth a read.
"The OER degree program had two goals – to eliminate cost as a barrier, and to improve teaching impacts. The textbooks for an associate’s degree in business administration normally cost $3679, which is about a third of the cost of the degree from Tidewater.  Adoption of OER reduces these costs to zero. Students and instructors alike are happy with the quality of the OER materials used in the classes. 96% of the students enrolled in the courses have rated the quality of the OER content as equal to or better in quality to the textbooks used in other classes."

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Dear friends,

Welcome to the facilitated version of p2pu Intro to Openness in Education. This open bite-size course will be offered from Monday to Friday this week. We are using a ready-made open course developed by Dr David Wiley, available under a creative commons license and offer to support your learning during the week so that you get a flavour of open education within a supportive learning community. 

There is no registration required to fully participate in this course. Jump in and learn with us!

It is fully up to you with which course topics you engage, how many you choose and in which order. We will suggest a specific daily topic and on Monday we will be exploring together "Why openness in Education".

You are in the driving seat of your learning. Make the most of it! Pick the topics that are most useful for you and your practice. Engage in the discussions, create digital learning artefacts and consider to capture your reflections and learning in a portfolio. You will also be able to study toward open badges:

1. p2pu open badges
2. NWOER open badge for participation
Check out the information available regarding these.

Let’s start by introducing yourself on the p2pu course site, on Twitter, our FB group or Google + community. No need to be everywhere. Pick a space and see what works for you. Connect with others. Learning together is more fun. Remember we facilitators are here to support you. 

Use the hashtag ‪#‎nwoer‬ if anything is unclear and help others too if you are able to. For more info, please check out at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/oerweek.php

Join our On Air hangout on Monday evening at 8pm (UK time) 
We look forward to learning with you this week.

The NWOER team
@northwestoer#nwoer

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Dear friends,

We hope the course started well for you and you have started engaging in some of the distributed conversations. Remember, there is no need to be everywhere. Find a place where it feels like home. Progressively you might want to become more adventurous and explore other communities.

Tuesday 11th March we will be exploring together what openness in education means, why it matters and the benefits to sharing our learning (and practice). We hope that this will be useful to reflect on your current practice and identify opportunities for renewal and innovation.

So remember to join our Tweetchat Tuesday 11th March at 8pm (UK time) with  Lenandlar Singh (@Lenandlar) and Kathrine Jensen (@kshjensen). We will be using #nwOERchat and tweeting the questions from @northwestoer account.

For more info see http://northwestoer.org/ and http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/oerweek.php

See you all online

The NWOER team
@northwestoer#nwoer

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