Open Education. A few tips to get to started (2019)


Under the direction of Céline Mathelart, 52 pages.

Open education is a term you have probably heard, but do you know what it means?

As its name suggests, it relates to two concepts – openness and education – but it means a whole lot more. What are its aims, benefits and limits? This guide offers a number of tips and avenues for action to help answer these questions and en- courage you to make the most of open education.

There is a strong focus on open education in the Louvain 2020 strategic plan. UCLouvain wishes to align itself with a vision of the future and the need to share resources, practices, knowledge, tools and more in order to improve access to education, including outside the confines of the University, and education itself. The open education movement is already well established at UCLouvain. Many teachers have shown an interest and have already embraced it. What about you?

This guide is intended to help you navigate open education. It explains concepts such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Educational Resources (OERs), OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Creative Commons (CC) licences. We hope you find it interesting and useful!