In the news: Open Education Week is a global event to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education. Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), the event will showcase projects, resources, ideas from around the world so that people can see the breadth of what has been accomplished already, and participate in discussions about the future of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. OER are educational materials, including textbooks, research articles, videos, assessments, and simulations, that are either licensed under an open copyright license or in the public domain. Participation is free and open to all. Visit Open Education Week for more information.