The tensions between securing the advantages of openness while ensuring that appropriate safeguards have many dimensions – ethical, social, technical and legal. In this free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, you have started to explore these tensions and their implications for online educational environments and networked practice.
Hopefully you found this overview interesting and have made some links to the decisions about open and closed that you make in your work as a networked practitioner. To find out more about Open Educational Resources, you could move on to study the free course H817 Openness and innovation in elearning, which is a companion course to H818 within The Open University’s Masters in Online and Distance Education., where you can explore several other facets of ‘openness’ in the educational context, including MOOCs. That free course is adapted from the Open University course