Suggested themes for reflection in your learning blog:
2a) What openness means for your own practice
2b) How to find and use openly licensed resources
2c) Advantages and disadvantages of open and closed technologies
2d) Implications of different open course and MOOC formats in relation to your learning experience on this course.
In this module 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.
Weller, M., & Anderson, T. (2013). Digital resilience in higher education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 16(1), 53.
Weller, M. (2014). Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory. London: Ubiquity Press. (Focus on Chapter 4, Open Educational Resources, and Chapter 5, MOOCs.)
Bates, T. (2015). Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Focus on Chapter 10, Trends in open education.)
Dos Santos, A., Punie, Y., Munoz, J. (2016). Opening up education. A support framework for higher education institutions. European Commission JRC Science for Policy Report.