ABOUT COALITION
13 lutego 2012

ABOUT COALITION FOR OPEN EDUCATION

NGO’s, institutions of education, culture and
science for development, promotion and shaping
open education in Poland

Polish Coalition for Open Education is an agreement of non-governmental organisations and institutions working in the field of education, science and culture. The goal is to build its operation, promotion and activism on behalf of Open Educational Resources understood as materials available in an open way which guarantees their recipients freedom to use, redistribute and remix the content and make derivative works. Worth underling here is also our strong voice in public consultation process concerning legislation change in education and science, our training activities and creating network of openness activists around Poland.

Why we choose openness?

  • For citizens openness guarantees cheaper and better education;
  • For teachers and students openness gives free access to knowledge, free and good quality learning materials and exchange of experience;
  • For institutions it means easy contact with target groups, faster implementation of projects and results that can be re-used;
  • For the country openness guarantees development of innovation and maximising social value.

Coalition for Open Education was set up in 2008. It consists of 14 organisations: Modern Poland Foundation; Polish Librarians Association; Wikimedia Poland Association; Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, Warsaw University; Citizen Education Foundation; New Media Foundation; Foundation Institute for Regional Development; University of Science and Technology in Krakow; Free and Open Software Foundation; Collegium Artium; EBIB Association; Liternet Foundation; The Orange Foundation; Digital Centre: Project Poland.