The Year of Open is a global focus on
open processes, systems, and tools,
created through collaborative
approaches, that enhance our education,
businesses, governments, and
Is the Year of Open?
15 years ago the term “Open Educational
Resources” was created,
the Budapest Open Access Initiative was
WHY is 2017 the Year of Open?
2017 marks some significant milestones for open education:
And the first Creative Commons
licenses were released;
10 years ago the Cape
Town Open Education Declaration was
5 years ago the first Open
Education Week took place and
the first OER World Congress
was held, resulting in the
Paris OER Declaration.
HOW you can get involved
>Download and display the Year of Open banner
>Host a webinar or event in your community
>Add your events to the Year of Open Events
>Write an opinion or editorial article
>Participate in an open initiative
>Contribute to an Open Perspective topic
>BE SOCIAL …..#YearofOpen
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What is …… Open Education? Open Access?
Open Source Software? Open Science? Open
Policy? Open Licenses? Open Pedagogy?
Upcoming Open Perspective topics
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