Just when you’re polishing off Topic 1 here comes Topic 2, starting on Monday 15 October!
We hope you are now getting familiar with the course set-up and have enjoyed working in your PBL groups on the first topic.
Now we move on to a central element in this course; the topic of openness. Education has mostly been run in relatively closed environments like classrooms, lecture halls and learning management systems. Today however, education is opening up. Teachers are sharing their resources, institutions are making their course material publicly available and even offering courses for free as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). At the same time we are becoming increasingly aware of the principle that “if it is free then you are the product”. How can we work with open education and develop an awareness of the opportunities as well as the limitations of openness?
This topic starts by asking you to watch an introduction film by Kay Oddone and Alastair Creelman and then add your comments and questions on a common workspace called Padlet. Go to the full topic description page for all instructions and links.
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