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Maybe you are curious about the growing number of open educational resources. Maybe you are intrigued by MOOCs. Or maybe you are passionate about the whole Openness movement and its potential for transforming education. Regardless of your level of interest, if you’re pro-Open you have no doubt come up against barriers: outdated copyright regulations, academic policies… even the opinions of some of your colleagues.
How can we better facilitate a dialogue that gets more people talking about Openness? A good model helps! Border pedagogy builds on the familiar ‘community of practice’ model and offers a way of visualizing all the ways we want to be Open. In this session, we’ll explore the borders around our educational structures and communities of practice. Can Openness help us kick holes in the ivory towers that surround our work?