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Open Education Initiatives - list
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Congratulations to Sophia High School for achieving DfE accreditation!
See our new page 2023 Pages which summarises updates to this wiki since 31 December 2022 - also in Sidebar as "Pages changed in 2023", just above "Random page"

Welcome to the Virtual Education Wiki, devoted to virtual learning in education at all levels (schools, colleges and universities) including informal learning, open learning (OER) and distance learning. It is also known as the Open Education Wiki.

As this is a wiki, you can edit it as part of the Virtual Education Wiki Community.  Prior to contributing, you may find it useful to view our help pages and note that anything you change may be amended or deleted by other wiki users.


The idea in 2008 behind the original wiki was to create an open and public space where researchers could share information about virtual developments in various different educational sectors. It was supported and maintained during 2009-2015 by a community of researchers from EU and beyond and was aimed at stakeholders, researchers and practitioners who wanted to have easy access to the latest information about how the virtual phenomenon is manifesting itself in schools, colleges and universities around the world. You will therefore find much of this legacy information in the wiki. The wiki is now being updated in all its aspects, focussing initially on OER initiatives, OER policies and virtual schools.

This summer and autumn (Northern Hemisphere) there is a big push on virtual schools, getting more coordinates and adding infoboxes to entries so that they can be dynamically mapped.

We are also looking for collaborators to load large amounts of other legacy material on OER.

See in particular our samples of material from the former OER World Map.
← Look left in the Sidebar.

Current Wiki-Editors

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Paul Bacsich, Matic Media Ltd
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Charlotte Doody, Wiki Contributor

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Charlotte Doody, Wiki Contributor

Latest news and resources

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PAPERS WANTED

Special Issue of the journal Education Sciences on Virtual Schools

The Special Issue aims to consolidate cutting-edge research and insights into K-12 virtual schools to serve as a comprehensive resource for researchers, policy makers, school leaders and virtual school teachers.

Its full title is "Virtual Schools for K-12 Education: Lessons Learned and Implications for Digital K-12 and Other Sectors of Education" (Guest Editors: Paul Bacsich, Sara de Freitas and Bieke Schreurs).

The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2024.

New resource

Online Schools and Online Learning Guide

Jonathan Lloyd, author of the Online Schools Group on LinkedIn, has produced The Online Schools and Online Learning Guide independently tracks the impact and development of the digital education sector, UK and globally. It specifically focuses on the digitalisations of the education sector including online and hybrid schools, home-education, online schooling, virtual reality, skills, esports, AI, Web3 and learning communities.

Find it here: The Global Online Schools and Online Learning Guide

Old News

For news prior to 2023 see Old News

Warning

Please be aware that with the large volume of legacy information contained within this wiki, a degree of link rot may be present.

General area

See links in Sidebar for the main content options. Alternatively see below:

For the former Main Page (2011-22) see 2022 Main Page

Admin area

(Current server name today is openeducation.wiki)

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> Special:AllPages


Content is available under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license (International) unless otherwise noted.

The wiki is supported by Matic Media Ltd, with hosting and technical support from Wikiworks.

Particular thanks are due to Yaron Koren, the renowned MediaWiki developer, for his work on migration and data transfer.