Open Learning – Sharing & Openness

When the discussion around what “open” really means in an educational context, I found myself constantly renegotiating (and admittedly grappling) with my own understanding of it. Open education and Open Educational Resources (OER) to me have always (sort of) been synonymous with “free”. Right? In South Africa (SA), the concept of Open Access was only […]

Online participation and digital literacies

This is young Melissa in her happy place – in front of the fire with the family dog, Karl. Being an 80s kid, my sister and I didn’t grow up with computers or the internet. Research for school assignments meant going to the library, finding a book, booking it out for a little while and […]