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- 1 Openness in education
- 2 Open education resources
- 3 Moving beyond OER
- 4 MOOCs
- 5 Pedagogy in open learning
- 6 Operating in an open world
- 7 Conclusion
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There are many different 'flavours' or interpretations of what openness means in...
There are many different 'flavours' or interpretations of what openness means in education. This study unit is an example of a massive open online course (MOOC) and spans seven weeks. Like all the free materials in the OpenLearn Try section, this unit is open to the wider world but, uniquely, it also forms part of the module for students who are studying The Open University course H817, 'Openness and innovation in elearning'.
After studying this course, you will:
- understand the issues in open education
- be able to critically appraise the evidence around open education
- have experienced what it is like to participate in an open course.
Enrolling on the course
The course starts officially on 16 March 2013 when all the material for the seven weeks will be made available. You can enrol for the course now and we will email you when the course is about to start.
Although you can view the course without enrolling, in order to post to forums and participate in activities within the unit you need to enrol.
If you already have an OpenLearn account just sign in and click on the enrol button.
If you are new to OpenLearn you will need to register for a free Open University account. To do this, click on the sign in button at the top of the screen, which will take you to the Open University sign in page. Click on the ‘Create a free Open University account here’ link and fill in the form that will appear. Then return to the OpenLearn website and sign in. The enrol button will be visible for you to click on to register your interest in this course with us.
If the enrol button does not appear, try signing out and back in again – the button should then be visible. Note that if you are an existing OU student you do not need to register with OpenLearn, you can sign in and enrol using your OU computer user name. It is not necessary to enrol to view the course materials, only if you wish to participate in the forums.
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