The Open Education Consortium is a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials.
Politecnico di Milano is Italy’s largest university for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design: quality of research, teaching innovation and a fruitful cooperation with the industrial system are among its key strengths.
The theme of the Open Education Global 2019 Conference is Open Education for an Open Future – Resources, Practices, Communities.
This theme aims to emphasize opportunities offered by Open Education as a means to empowerment and to increase accessibility and quality of educational opportunities for all. Under this theme, the Conference serves as a platform to imagine scenarios and discuss strategies to help safeguard an Open Future.
Open boundaries: Our world is increasingly being characterized by divisions and the building of walls. Open education and open resources play a critical role in ensuring that the doors to learning and educational opportunities remain open, and supports the open sharing of ideas, projects and educational content.
Open Opportunities: Increasingly, people around the world are marginalized or at risk of being marginalized because they lack the opportunities and skills required by new job market scenarios. This is true both at local and global levels. Open education can actively contribute to expand opportunities for individuals who want to build their future on a set of skills which can be acquired through Open Educational Resources (OER).