I wanted to unpack what ‘open learning and sharing’ means. Is openness always a virtue? The more open, the better? A member of my PBL group seems to think so. I wasn’t sure about this. At the personal level, I learn a lot of things without the need to share with anyone; in fact, people may not appreciate it when I share! At the ‘intimate’ level, there is information shared with family and very, very close friends which should not pervade further. Then, at boards and committees, there is a fiduciary requirement for information and knowledge shared to be kept confidential. At the local level, for e.g. in the university, using Canvas or other LMS, information and knowledge sharing is kept within the community. Are the preceding scenarios considered ‘ open’? The ultimate is open learning and sharing at the global level – the original intent of MOOCs, Wikipedia. I think that there is a continuum of ‘openness’. More open is not necessarily better or worse – there is a right time and place for each level of openness.