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OCWC Global Conference 2013

The OCWC Global Conference 2013 takes place in Bali, Indonesia. Local host to the event is APTIKOM, an association of computer science departments of more than 700 universities.

  • OCWC Global Conference 2013

    May 8, 2013 – May 10, 2013

    Welcome to the 2013 OCW Consortium Global Conference!

    This year’s conference will take place in beautiful Bali, Indonesia, 8-10 May 2013.  The conference theme, Learning Beyond Borders – Delivering quality education to your fingertips, allows us to explore the global dimensions of the open education movement, recent trends and future directions.  Click here for more information on the conference tracks and program.

    Our conference hosts, APTIKOM Indonesia, and the local organizing team welcome you to Bali.  Bali, one of over 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, is famed for its exceptional beaches, natural beauty and fascinating culture.  The colors of Bali impress every visitor, from the lively painted masks to the exceptional sunsets over the ocean to the bountiful and bright flowers that are seemingly everywhere.  The warm tropical weather and inviting people are sure to tempt you to explore this beautiful and inviting island.  Be sure to add a few days to your visit to enjoy all that Bali has to offer before or after the conference.

    Learn more about Indonesia’s efforts to increase access to education by downloading the article below by Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit ,"The Open Education Movement in the Indonesia Archipelago Nation".

    OCWC Global 2013 is hosted by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, APIKOM, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics of Indonsia, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia.


Cambridge 2012

Cambridge 2012 is a joint annual meeting of The OpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2012 Meeting and SCORE (OER 12) to be held in Cambridge, U.K. from April 16-18, 2012.

  • Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact - Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education

    April 16, 2012 – April 18, 2012

    scoreCambridge 2012 will combine OER12 and the OCW Consortium’s Global Conference. We will meet at the historic Queens College in Cambridge, UK, from 16-18 April 2012. The conference theme, Innovation and Impact: Openly collaborating to enhance education, will bring together academics, professionals, students and policy makers interested in advancing the impact of OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources on education globally.

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    Cambridge 2012 is being run jointly by the OCW Consortium and SCORE (Support Centre for Open Resources in Education).

    Conference Themes


    - The role of open technologies in encouraging sharing and reuse of open content

    - The methods for researching and evaluating open academic practices

    - The ways in which people can be trained to utilise open content more effectively


    - How OCW/OER are changing the practices of teachers

    - The impacts that OCW/OER are having on formal and informal learners

    - How institutional or governmental policies are supporting the open education movement


    - The ways in which educational institutions are effectively working together around open content

    - How educational institutions are working on open content with commercial and not for profit organizations

    Open Education at The Open University

    This one day event on the 19th April 2012 is free to attend for Cambridge 2012

OCWC Global Conference 2011

The OpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2011 Meeting to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from May 4-6, 2011. The host universities, University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts University, and MIT are working with the OCW Consortium to make the 10 year celebration an event to remember.

  • OCWC Global 2011: Celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare

    May 4, 2011 – May 6, 2011

    » Program

    » Tim O'Reilly's Keynote Slides

    » Photo Montage by Robyn Schwab, Tufts University and Willem van Valkenburg, TU Delft

    » OCWC Global 2011 Tweets at #ocwcglobal and #ocwglobal

    » OCWC Global 2011 Attendees List

    Celebrate te years of OpenCourseWare by joining us for the OpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2011 Meeting at the Boston Marriott Cambridge on May 4-6 (with pre-conference workshops on May 3). 

    Keynote Speaker: Tim O'Reilly

    Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. Over the years, Tim has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company's product development and informs its marketing. Tim joins us as we explore the future of open courseware and open education.

    Reflections on Ten Years of OpenCourseWare

    OCWC Global 2011 will have a series of panel discussions that explore:

    • MIT's institutional decision to launch OpenCourseWare; 
    • The growth of the OpenCourseWare movement at Tufts, Johns Hopkins, and through consortia including Japan OCW, CORE and Universia;
    • Emerging OpenCourseWare projects in Brazil, Turkey and the African Virtual University; and
    • The view from Foundations on what's next for OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources.

    Three Tracks to Explore OpenCourseWare

    Impact of OCW: The number and use of OpenCourseWare courses continues to grow. Sessions in this theme focus on how OCWs are being used and what we are learning from analytics and evaluation about their use. We also examine innovative forms of OCW use and the integration of OCWs with the existing education system.

    Producing OCW: We reflect on the challenges and solutions developed over the last decade of producing OpenCourseWares. Sessions in this theme examine what we have learned from a decade of publication of OCW courses and from the design of the courses. We examine how we might do differently and how we might improve the OCW experience.

    Next Generation "Open" Learning: This conference is a celebration of our momentum: all are invited to join discussions about shaping the future of OpenCourseWare. Sessions in this theme examine OCW as part of the open educational resources movement, and look forward at the next generation of OpenCourseWare.



    OCWC Global 2011 is hosted by the OpenCourseWare and the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and by OpenCourseWare at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

    OCWC Global 2011 and the Inaugural Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence (ACE) sponsored by KNEXT.


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OCWC Global Conference 2010

The Vietnam Ministry of Education and the Vietnam Education Foundation were cohosts to this exciting event. The theme for the year was Educational Policy and OpenCourseWare. Many policy makers, academics and students from around the world gathered in Hanoi for three days of great presentations and discussions.

  • OCWC Global 2010: Hanoi, Vietnam

    On May 5-7, the OpenCourseWare Consortium held its global conference and meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam with the theme of Educational Policy and OpenCourseWare. Local hosts were the Vietnam Ministry of Education and the Vietnam Education Foundation.

    As with all OCW Consortium Global meetings, this one sought balance between addressing the concerns of the ever-widening international community and highlighting OER achievements within the hosting region. This year's event included the launch of CC Vietnam, a Creative Commons license designed specifically for use in Vietnamese legal contexts. The new license will greatly facilitate the work of OER practitioners in Vietnam and will provide a model for ongoing legal efforts in communities with similar legal traditions.

    Proceedings that include abstracts and video can be viewed and downloaded here.


OCWC Global Conference 2009

The Tecnológico de Monterrey was the local host for the OCWC Global Meeting 2009 which took place in Monterrey, Mexico from April 21-24.

  • OCWC Global 2009: Content, Creativity, Infrastructure

    April 21, 2009 – April 24, 2009

    The Tecnológico de Monterrey was the local host for the OCWC Global Meeting 2009. The event took place in Monterrey, Mexico from April 21-24.

    The conference focused on three key OCWC goals:

    • Extending the reach and impact of OCW by encouraging the adoption and adaptation of open education materials around the world.
    • Fostering the development of additional OCW projects.
    • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of OCW projects by identifying ways to improve effectiveness and reduce costs.

    Here's the full schedule to the event. Full Schedule. 

    Thanks to the OU UK team, we were able to use their Cloudworks platform to document the event. You can find details for the many of the breakout sessions and presentations at

    You can find pictures of the event on Flickr with the tag ocwcglobal2009.

    The Keynote Speaker will be Jon Udell, whose presentation is titled "MINDS, HANDS, AND HEARTS — LIFELONG TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE." Jon's bio is here.

OCWC Global Conference 2008

China Open Resources for Education was the local host to this event that took place in Dalian, China. The conference took place in Dalian Institute of Technology. 

  • OCWC Global 2008: Dalian, China

    September 16, 2011 – September 22, 2011

    The OCWC Global Meeting 2008 was held in Dalian, China from April 24 to 26. The event was co-hosted by CORE and Dalian Institute of Technology. This was also the year the Consortium became a legal entity and was founded as a 501c non-profit organization in the state of Massachusetts. Ten inaugurating board members were elected, and the first board meeting was held at this meeting. 

OCWC Global Conference 2007

This conference was attended by many delegates from around the world. More than 60 attendees gathered to discuss various issues around producing OCW.

OCWC Global Conference 2006

The first OCW Consortium Global Meeting held outside U.S. was hosted by the Japan OCW Consortium and took place at Kyoto University.

  • OCWC Global 2006

    April 20, 2009 – April 20, 2009

    The first OCW Consortium Global Meeting held outside U.S. was hosted by the Japan OCW Consortium and took place at Kyoto University.

    Proceedings to the conference can be viewed/downloaded here.



OCWC Global Conference 2005

Hosted by MIT, the first OCWC Conference took place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2005 to 2009, OCWC conferences were held twice a year. The one in spring was co-hosted by one of the member institutions outside U.S., and the one in Fall was held in Logan, Utah in conjunction with the OpenEd Conferences.

  • OCWC Global Conference 2005

    September 1, 2011 – September 2, 2011

    The first OCW Consortium Conference was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event was hosted by MIT in May 2005, and it was decided that the Consortium will host two meetings per year: one in spring to be hosted outside the U.S, and another in fall jointly hosted by the OpenEd Conference in Logan, Utah.

    Proceedings from the Fall 2005 Conference can be found here.


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