|18 – 31 March
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 18 October.
In the Webinar – open education on Friday 22 March, 11.00 – 12.00 (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 #ONL191 community about your own professional experience of open resources, tools and open courses. See the event page.
We will also have a chat session on Twitter on the topic of openness, Wednesday 27 March, 11.00 – 12.00 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).
Activities in PBL groups
For guidance on PBL group work including the FISh design please see Learning activities.
Get that experience!
By the end of this topic, you will have had the opportunity to
Tweetchat: Wednesday 27 March 11.00 – 12.00 CET
During this topic I have:
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.
Oddone, K. (2016). PLE or PLN or LMS or OLN? Blog post about the ONL course.
Watson, K. (2014) Learning management system or the open web?, Learning to teach online UNSW.
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.