OEWeek 2023 : Frequently Asked Questions

Open Education Week

If you are interested in hosting an OE Week event or sharing an Open Education Asset, you will have questions. If your questions are not answered below, feel free to email us info@openeducationweek.org

Q. Why is it important to participate in the Open Education Week?

A. Open Education Week is an annual platform to show the world what’s happening in Open Education. This is an opportunity to involve your colleagues, students, policymakers, and friends in open education activities and events. With attention focused on open education around the globe, people gather to share their own experiences with ‘openness’. Submit a contribution and let the world see the ways you’re making a difference. Join us throughout the week and meet the wonderful community behind the open education movement.

Q. Do I need to send my submission in English?

A. No. Please submit your contribution in any language. We love to see Open Education expressed in a variety of languages and cultures.

Q. My institution will be hosting an activity outside the dates of Open Education Week. Is there any way we can still participate?

A. Yes. Please go ahead and submit your contribution. All activities, even ones hosted outside the ‘official’ week, are featured and promoted on the OE Week website and become part of the library available anytime.

A. Only openly licensed resources are featured on the OE Week website.
Learn more about how to apply an open license to your resources.

Q. What is a Creative Commons License, and why is it required for Open Education Week?

A. A Creative Commons (CC) License is a free, easy-to-use copyright license that provides a simple, standardized way to give your permission to share and allow others use your work.

Learn more about how to use CC licenses.

Q. I’m not certain how to promote my activity. Will you be doing the promotion?

A. Your activity will be featured on the OE Week Schedule and included in our social media communications. Generate more excitement by promoting it through your networks and communication channels.

Please use the hashtag #OEWeek on social media, so we can find it and amplify your messages.

Q. How may I stayed informed on what is happening during the OE Week?

A. Follow #OEWeek on social media to get updates!

Q. I didn’t contribute an activity or resource, but still want to be part of Open Education Week. What can I do?

A. All contributions to the Open Education Week are certainly welcome, but they are not a requirement to be able to participate.

Here are some ideas on how to engage:

  1. Display the Open Education Week badge on your website or blog.
  2. Follow @OEWeek on Twitter and @openeducationwk on Facebook and share what is happening.
  3. Share your activities using the #OEWeek hashtag on your own social media channels.
  4. Write blog posts on Open Education Week (share in social media and/or email us so we can post a link on the website).
  5. Share and discuss highlights of your activities on the OEG Connect space.
  6. Customize the OE Week Flyer and display it on your social networks.
  7. Send an email to your colleagues and friends to let them know about all the activites and information available at www.openeducationweek.org.

Q. How can I make changes or update my submission?

A. Please email us and we’ll gladly provide you with an editing link.

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