|16 – 29 October
In Topic 2 we will explore the benefits and challenges of openness in education and learning, focusing especially on open educational resources (OERs), open and closed technologies and open participation in courses.
Activities for all learners
Before you do anything else go to our Topic 2 Padlet page and watch an introduction to openness in education by Kay Oddone (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) and Alastair Creelman (Linnaeus University, Sweden), explaining concepts like open educational resources (OER), Creative Commons, sharing, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) etc.
After you have watched the film please add your comments, reflections and questions on the Padlet page (see instructions on the page). All your comments will form the basis of a discussion webinar on 19 October.
In the Webinar – open education on Thursday 19 October, 09.30 – 10.30 (CET) we will discuss many of the issues raised in the introduction lecture and get inspiration and practical tips from Kay Oddone (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). You can also, during the entire week, share your thoughts in the ONL Google+ community about your own professional experience of open resources, tools and open courses.
We will also have a chat session on Twitter on the topic of openness, Wednesday 25 October, 12.00 – 13.00 CET.
A Tweetchat or Twitter chat is a synchronous discussion run through Twitter – good fun and worth trying. Alastair Creelman and Kay Oddone will lead the discussion – for tips on how you participate, watch the video How to take part in a Twitter chat and see the event page.
Learning blog – reflection
Suggested themes for reflection in your learning blog:
A reminder: If you are aiming for a certificate you need to both write reflective posts within a blog and comment on others (see how to participate).
Don’t forget the to fill in the Activity tracker!
Activities in PBL groups
For guidance on PBL group work including the FISh design please see Learning activities. Choose one of the scenarios below:
Get that experience!
By the end of this topic, you will have had the opportunity to
Tweetchat: 25 October 12.00 – 13.00 CET
Please remember to check out and update your activity in the Activity tracker!
Readings and other resources
Creative Commons guide. Nice short overview to CC-licensing by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.
Open education and the future, Short TED-talk by David Wiley
What is a MOOC? Short explanation by Dave Cormier, one of the people behind the first ever MOOC.
Weller, M., & Anderson, T. (2013). Digital resilience in higher education. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 16(1), 53.
Watson, K. (2014) Learning management system or the open web? Cofa Videos, Learning to teach online UNSW. Available with a related PDF.
Weller, M. (2014). Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory. London: Ubiquity Press.
Bates, T. (2015). Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning.
Dos Santos, A., Punie, Y., Munoz, J. (2016). Opening up education. A support framework for higher education institutions. European Commission JRC Science for Policy Report.