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Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?
Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?

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Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?


It is difficult to make the daily decisions as a practitioner in the digital world on how open or closed you should be. In this free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, we start a debate to support the decision-making process around openness and the different preferences we each have.

Networked practice online is often connected to decisions about open practice. To network with others requires some exchange of information. To network online, whether for study or for work, often places us in the position of sharing information or conducting activities with people we do not know.

Constraining or anticipating the way information is exchanged is problematic in a digital age. Decisions about online privacy and identity are issues that affect everyone, including students using the internet for learning. In this short course, you will review the idea of openness in networked practice and the links from this into wider areas and broader behaviour.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course H818 The networked practitioner [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .