How to Participate

Institutions, organizations and individuals from around the world committed to the ideals of Open Education are welcome to join, engage and contribute to Open Education Week. Participation is free and open to all.

Ways to Contribute

There are many ways to contribute to the Open Education Week. Find below some suggestions but please feel free to create and share your own ideas through the OEW Submission Form.

Live events

Consider hosting one or more of the following real-time activities and have them featured on the Open Education Week schedule.

  • Online discussions / live chats
  • Webinars
  • Live recordings / drop-ins
  • Live Q&A session
  • Hackathons
  • Workshops

Asynchronous activities

We encourage contributions that extend beyond webinars and online forums. Try something different and creative that promotes networking participation during the week, such as

  • Design a remixing activity around your preferred topic
  • Identify a problem or challenge that the global peer community could help in solving
  • Share your favorite playlist of open podcasts and presentations
  • Start a Pen Pal program and write postcards to students in other states/countries
  • Submit media to Wikimedia Commons
  • Lead a collaborative creative writing project on a trending topic

Open Assets

Add to the Open Education Week Library by sharing and highlighting your favorite open assets.

Open assets are what open education initiatives produce and use, tangible goods with educational purpose and value. Open assets are produced, curated, and distributed in ways that make them freely accessible, usable, and improvable by others.

The OEW Library collects and displays these resources for the world to see. 

OEG Connect

Visit the OE Week space in OEGlobal Connect to share and discuss the highlights of activities you participate in. Feel free to start your own discussion on topics of your interest or host an activity based in OEG Connect.


Contribute by helping us get the word out about Open Education Week in your local networks and local media. Please use the hashtag #OEWeek in social media so we can find and amplify your messages.

To ensure your contribution is featured during Open Education Week please complete the OEW Submission Form by February 23rd, 2021. You are welcome to submit multiple contributions by filling out a form for each one of them.