Open educational resources, open online courses (eventually ‘massive’) and open tools like blog, twitter and open forums offer a potentially rich source to use in education. It enables active learning and a more tailor-made approach of education. When teachers are aware of the opportunities open online education can offer they are able to make an informed choice to use them optimal when designing a course. To enable this, basic knowledge of the many manifestations of openness in education is needed. In the end, their range of teaching methods is enlarged.
To realize this, Martijn Ouwehand (Delft University of Technology) and Robert Schuwer (Fontys University of Applied Sciences), both members of the core team of the Dutch Special Interest Group Open Education of SURF, have developed a workshop. This workshop was organized twice in 2016. Feedback from the participants was used to improve the resources of the workshop. This has resulted in a toolkit. The toolkit can be used by those interested in organizing this workshop in their own institution.