Frequently Asked Questions


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, policy makers 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 OEW website and become part of the library available anytime.

Q. I have a free resource. Can it be featured on the Open Education Week website?

A. Only openly licensed resources are featured on the OEW website. To learn more about how to open license your resources visit: https://certificates.creativecommons.org/cccertedu/

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. To learn more about how to use CC licenses visit: https://certificates.creativecommons.org/cccertedu/

Q. I’m not sure 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 own networks and communication channels. Please use the hashtag #OEWeek on social media so we can find it and amplify your messages.

Q. Do you have any promotional materials I can use?

A. Yes, we do! You may download OEW Promotional Materials from the website. You are welcome to customize these materials to fit your needs - they’re openly licensed, too!

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

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:

  • Display the Open Education Week badge on your website or blog
  • Follow @OEWeek on Twitter and share activities using the #OEWeek hashtag
  • Write blog posts on Open Education Week (share in social media and/or email us at info@openeducationweek.org so we can post a link on the website)
  • Share and discuss highlights of your activities on the OEG Connect space
  • Customize the OE Week Flyer and display it on your social networks (share an image in social media)
  • 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?

You can edit your submission at any time using the link provided in the confirmation email. Please note that submissions sent from the same email address will share the same editing link. ​If you are unable to find the email, please contact us at info@openeducationweek.org and we'll be happy to resend it to you.