Open education is about sharing, reduce barriers and improve access to education. It includes free access to platforms, tools and resources in education (such as learning materials, material of course, videos of lectures, assessment tools, research, study groups, manuals, etc.). Open education aims to create a world in which the desire to learn is entirely satisfied with the possibility to do so and where everyone, everywhere is able to access affordable, educational and cultural opportunities to acquire some knowledge or training they wish to be.
Open education week takes place from 11 to 15 March 2013 online and events hosted locally around the world. Open the education week aims to raise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on the teaching and learning throughout the world. In all events and the use of all resources, participation is free open to anyone.