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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

I have used WikiEducator and Wikiskola for OER, but are also experimenting with H5P and DS106bank to create an ecology for sharing

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.


Creative Commons guide – Overview to CC-licensing by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Open education and the future – Short TED-talk by David Wiley (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

What is a MOOC? – Short explanation by Dave Cormier, one of the people behind the first ever MOOC (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 


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.

Further readings:

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.

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