Welcome to the course
'Becoming an open educator', written collaboratively and produced as part of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project is aimed at anyone who is curious about how free and open might change our approach to teaching and learning and has been designed for administrators, educators and facilitators in all sectors.
This open course asks you to consider a range of questions. For example, how do I find open resources and what benefits might they bring? Does openness change the relationship to the content I create, the people I create content for, others with whom I share the material, and our own everyday practice and context? And if so, what impact, if any, does openness have on these practices and relationships? See the Introduction to the course for more detail.
You can study this course online at a pace that suits you. It also gives you an opportunity to connect with your peers and you can use it as a framework to support group work with colleagues. You can also download the sections to study offline, though you need to return to the online version to complete the activities and badge quizzes.
By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a digital badge – you need to click on the ‘Enrol’ button to be able to do the quizzes and earn the badge. You need to ensure you've visited every page when enrolled and completed the quizzes in order to gain the badge. You can find out more about the Becoming an open educator badge on the Course and badge information page.
Except for third party materials and where otherwise stated, when individual resources included in this course have other licences, this course content is made available under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
This course was published on 1 September 2016.