Collaborative learning for the society?

The three main functions of universities are often described to be education, research and serving society. These functions are intertwined, but here I’m focusing especially on the third one – serving the society – in relation to collaborative learning in education. Teaching students to be academics and professionals in their fields can of course beContinue reading “Collaborative learning for the society?”

Topic 2: Leap of trust into the Openness

Openness in education means open resources, open tools and open participation courses. It’s about sharing materials, collaboration and allowing learning. Openness requires trust. For example, I can share my materials with a Creative Commons license that requires giving appropriate credit to the licensor, but I have to trust that others know and respect the license.Continue reading “Topic 2: Leap of trust into the Openness”