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Open education

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Open education

There are many different 'flavours' or interpretations of what openness means in education. This free course, Open education, is an example of a massive open online course (MOOC) and spans seven weeks. Like all the free materials on OpenLearn, this course 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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the issues in open education
  • critically appraise the evidence around open education
  • experience what it is like to participate in an open course.

First Published: 17/09/2012

Updated: 08/07/2019

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