全球開放式課程聯盟(OpenCourseWare Consortium, OCWC)串聯全球44個國家超過300個推動開放教育與開放式課程之大學與組織機構於2013年3月11日舉行為期5日之全球開放教育週 (Open Education Week)。
15日即將登場的是由台灣聯合大學系統與交通大學高等教育開放資源研究中心主辦，台灣開放式課程聯盟、交大教務處及開放教育推動中心協辦的『臺灣地區開放教育週研討會』，主題為雲端開放教育 (MOOCs)內容主要探討大規模開放式線上課程(Massive Open Online Course, MOOC) 課程設計和實施的方法以及製作MOOC需要注意的著作權問題等，對MOOC的發展、課程及平台有興趣的教學設計人員、老師、學生及業者都應該會在這次研習會中有所收穫。
為響應全球開放教育週，台灣開放式課程聯盟(Taiwan OpenCourseWare Consortium, TOCWC)也結合聯盟學校(台北醫學大學、清華大學、師範大學、長榮大學、成功大學、台灣科技大學、宜蘭大學、靜宜大學、屏東科技大學、新竹教育大學、中華大學、高雄醫學大學、南台科技大學、中央大學、東吳大學、中興大學、弘光科技大學、空中大學、交通大學、中山大學、崑山科技大學、輔仁大學、海洋大學)錄製各校開放式課程特色介紹影片，並傳至全球開放式課程聯盟網站分享。
全球開放教育週(Open Education Week)網站：http://www.openeducationweek.org/
Initiated by National Chiao Tung University
Open Education Week, March 11-15
OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) has united 44 countries, including more than 300 universities and organizations to promote OpenCourseWare (OCW) accessible to a world-wide audience. Since March 11, 2013, OCWC has held a global activity entitled “Open Education Week” for five days.
The workshop on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) held on March 15 is sponsored by University System of Taiwan (UST) and Research Center of Higher Educational Resources for Openness (Research Center of HERO), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU),and is cosponsored by Taiwan OpenCourseWare Consortium (TOCWC) and OCW, NCTU. The topics selected in the workshop will investigate the design and development of MOOCs, copyright issues related to MOOCs, and the trend and prospect of MOOCs. The workshop is especially designed for the instructional designers, professors, students, and the related industry who are interested in the trend of MOOCs.
As cooperation with YouTube, NCTU initiates a live-webcasting workshop allowing free accessibility to public. At 9:00am, a video labeled “We Open, We Share” will be broadcasted to announce the determination of promoting OCW in Taiwan. The video is performed by the principals from 20 members in TOCWC. With funny and amiable body languages displayed by the principals, the audience can see a diversity of images that is different from each principal’s daily life. The objective of the video is to promote the success of OCW and its impact on open education.
In response to Open Education Week, each member of TOCWC also produces its particular video to introduce OCW. The video will be placed in the website of TOCWC and share with the public. The members joined TOCWC include National Sun Yat-sen University, National Central University, National Chung Hsing University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, Soochow University, National Dong Hwa University, Chang Jung Christian University, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Chengchi University, Kaohsiung Medical University, National Tsing Hua University, National Hsinchu University of Education, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei Medical University, National Chiayi University, National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Taiwan University of Arts, Providence University, Kun Shan University, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, National Open University, Hung Kuang University, Chung Hua University and National Ilan University.
Thank you for your support of Open Education Week. See you online.
Ps. The objective of Open Education Week aims on sharing educational resources, materials, database, scholarship, and public resources for openness. The activities include workshop, online conference, and video delivered from separated regions. It is a global activity to celebrate the prospect of education simulatenously with the countries over the world within the five days. The goal is to offer high quality and affordable education to the people around the world. Education is accessible to everybody and will make your dream come true.
Open Education Week
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