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 them for free.
By the end of this topic, you will have had the opportunity to
- discuss open resources, open/closed tools and open participation courses
- reflect on different aspects of openness in your own context
- review in groups open features of the chosen activity/resource
- inquire into open educational practices related to a specific scenario
We would also like to remind you to keep up to date with your own reflective blog posts and update your progress in the activity tracker.