Open Education

What is Open Education?
Open Education is a general term for applying open principles to your teaching. In particular, this includes: 

  • Finding, adopting, reusing and publishing open educational resources
  • Designing learning activities that stimulate the creation, reuse and publication of such resources with students and teachers
  • Enabling students to feel more involved in their education by helping them connect to their professional work field, add value to the knowledge domain in which they study, engage in more active ways with their course materials and collect a mix of learning resources that is personalized to their needs. 

Open Education Week - Get involved!
During Open Education Week, the TU Delft is hosting several events where we connect open education to other important trends in education, like online learning, blended learning and inclusivity. We kindly invite you to join one or more of these sessions to share your experiences. We also invite you to check out several interesting other sessions from outside of the university and we post a number of highlights from the many Open Education activities that are done at TU Delft.

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RESOURCE: Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.” The TU Delft Library has made an extensive inventory of sources of OER that are at your disposal. 

SERVICE: Publish an open textbook

TU Delft Open Textbooks is a platform that contains freely accessible textbooks produced by TU Delft teachers and used in bachelor and master courses at TU Delft. You can find the latest publications on the homepage, or check out the full catalog. Currently we have 18 published titles from all of our faculties and we are still looking for authors who are interested in published a new work.
If you are interested in publishing your own TU Delft Open Textbook, you can learn about the publishing process at on the Information for authors page or contact the TU Delft Library Education Support team at Open Textbook publishing is a service that is provided by TU Delft Library to TU Delft teaching staff


COMPETITION: IMAGining Energy transition - Open Photo Competition

To celebrate Open Education Week 2022 and TU Delft’s 180th anniversary you are invited to participate by submitting an image of what a sustainable energy transition looks like to you. 

To be in with a chance of winning one of five €20 vouchers, submit at least one photograph that captures what a sustainable energy transition looks like to you: the facts, the challenges, the drivers; your fears, your hopes, your inspiration, your research, your contribution! Your submissions will be uploaded to We Like Sharing, a bank of images created by TU Delft staff and students that is ‘open’: visible to everyone and publicly searchable. The deadline to submit your photographs is 13 MARCH at 23.55 hours. Submit today!
Competition is open to all TU Delft employees, students and alumni. Winners will be notified w/c 28 March. They can choose to redeem their €20 voucher at one of the following: Paagman Books, De Nationale Bioscoopbon,, and Suiker en Kaneel Chocolate Chip Cookies. We look forward to receiving your entry - Good luck!