Today we will start the online activities of “Composing free and open online educational resources” course. We are both very happy and a little bit scared that 68 people have signed up for the course. We hope that all together you will make it an interesting learning experience.

This week you have to write three blog posts. First post should be your personal introduction where you may tell who and where you are, and why you want to take this course. You may also use audio or video to present yourself.

Here you will see short video introductions by us:

On the second blog post you shold reflect on Ilkka Tuomi’s report Open Educational Resources: What they are and why do they matter? and on the third blog post you should write a commentary about open education projects (Open Content Initiative, Connexions, MIT OpenCourseWare, LeMill, Wikiversity).

You can find more detailed guidelines for this week from our Wikiversity page.

In case of questions you may find us in #lemill IRC channel (Teemul and hanspoldoja). Teemu will be online when American people don’t sleep and Hans will be available when Europeans are awake. Of course there are some moments when we are not online. In that case you can e-mail us to teemu.leinonen (at) and hans.poldoja (at)