Open Web for Learning and Teaching Expertise Hub

Showcase of inspiring practice related to the Open Web and its use for educational purposes.
Creator(s): Daniel Villar-Onrubia, Lauren Heywood, Charlie Legge


Anyone and everyone

Delivery Time

The world is your oyster!

Resource Type

Guidelines | Online Space | Tutorial


OWLTEH is an initiative that aims to gather resources and examples of inspiring practice related to the Open Web and its use for educational purposes. It is the result of the generosity of educators and learners who want to share their knowledge and experience of the Open Web, enabling others to understand and take advantage of its potential for learning and teaching.

The phrase ‘Open Web‘ might be traced back to the original vision behind the creation of the World Wide Web (WWW), imagined by its creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee as “an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries.”

OWLTEH looks at online infrastructures that somehow enable this, with a particular focus on how they can be used within educational context. While the concept is often associated with open source, open standards or open licences, we welcome different interpretations of the concept and understand it as a continuum that can encompass different levels of openness.

Types of resources

OWLTEH consists of different types of contributions organised around three collections:

  • Catalogue: Instances of the Open Web: applications, platforms, techologies, or concepts
  • Perspectives: A series of videos contributed by educators and learners who are actively engaged in using the Open Web within their practice.
  • Stories: A selection of accounts narrating how specific instances of the Open Web can be used for teaching and learning.

You can contribute by sharing your own experiences and knowledge. Step-by-step information on how to do so is available at each of the three sites liked above.

Support Contact

Dr. Daniel Villar-Onrubia

Disruptive Media Learning Lab