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Open Education week

Welcome to the Maastricht University Open Education Week portal

The Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone.

Every year we invite UM staff to share their activities in the field of open education and offer this platform to put them in the spotlight. But feel free to make us aware of ongoing initiatives before the next week to take place!

If you are new to open education, we suggest that you start with “What is Open Education”.

Curious about open education at Maastricht University?

  • We updated this portal on UM initiatives which goes back to 2012 
  • For impressions on several workshops in 2013 we refer to the news item in the menu on the right side
  • And to conclude: we were happy to meet so many colleagues willing to share their work and ideas on open education!

UM goes MOOC!

Maastricht University is about to launch its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from September. The topic is central to our education: Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

As this MOOC also follows PBL principles, working online in small groups is an important part. To uphold the university’s reputation, we want this first-ever UM MOOC to run smoothly and give an honest impression of our approaches to teaching. Therefore we’ve set up an internal try-out of this brand new MOOC and invite UM employees to participate. The try-out will start on Monday, 11 May, and will last 8 weeks.

To subscribe to this pilot, go to https://novoed.com/problem-based-learning-pilot/

For more information about the UM MOOC, please visit: http://moocs.maastrichtuniversity.nl