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Amy Erin Borovoy
Amy Erin Borovoy is Edutopia's digital media curator, and she has a passion for content at the intersection of online video, new technologies, and education. Follow her on Twitter @VideoAmy or subscribe to her YouTube channel for more videos for educators.

You may have heard some buzz about the "Why Open Education Matters" video contest, sponsored by the U.S. Department of EducationCreative Commons, and Open Society Foundations. The contest raises awareness about the promise of open educational resources (OER) -- free online materials with open licenses which allow teachers and learners to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the digital resources to their heart's content. What better way to keep educational materials relevant, customizable, and inexpensive?
Over sixty videos were submitted to the contest, and checking out just a few of them will help you understand what open education is all about. A panel of judges will choose winners and award cash prizes -- and there's also a Public Choice vote, open from now through July 11th. I myself am going to have a hard time picking just one to vote for -- so I've chosen a few of my favorites for this playlist. Go to the Why Open Education Matters website to vote for your favorite, or to see more! Winners will be announced on July 18th.

Video Playlist: Why Open Education Matters

Keep watching the player below to see the entire playlist, or view this playlist on YouTube.


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