1 What is ‘open’ education?

1.1 Introduction

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This section of the course will look at what meaning ‘open’ might have in different contexts, what makes an educational resource or practice ‘open’ and open licensing.

  • What does openness mean and how does it impact on practice?
  • What is an ‘open’ educational resource or practice?
  • What does an open licence look like and what does it do?

Learning outcomes

  • have a better understanding of what makes a practice or resource open
  • understand what are the different types of educational resources
  • have an awareness of the different types of Creative Commons licences.

1.2 What does ‘open’ mean?