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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
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- Course overview
- Learning outcomes
- 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
- 6 Operating in an open world
- 6.1 Week 6 Introduction
- 6.2 Week 6 Learning outcomes
- 6.3 Technology versus pedagogy
- 6.4 Technologies for openness
- 6.5 Visitors and residents
- 6.6 Open learning literacies
- 6.7 Week 6 References
- 7 Conclusion
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Level 3: Advanced
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