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  • 1. Open Learning and E-Learning: Creating Innovative Intersections Creating Innovative Intersections
    • Betty Lawrence
    • Lisa Snyder
    International Forum for Women in eLearning Dec. 1-3, 2010
  • 2. Open Learning
    • "[...] both a process which focuses on access to educational opportunities and a philosophy which makes learning more client and student centered ."
    • Paine (1989, xi)
  • 3. Open Learning
    •       " Instructional systems in which many facets of the learning process are under the control of the learner. It attempts to deliver learning opportunities where, when, and how the learner needs them."
    from: UNESCO Definitions
  • 4.
    • "From my perspective, the only legitimate role for new media and technology in education is to increase our capacity to be generous with one another. Because the more open we are, the better education will be."
    • David Wiley, " Openness as a Catalyst for an Educational Reformation "
    • EDUCAUSE Review , vol. 45, no. 4 (July/August 2010): 14–20
    Open Learning
  • 5. Open University
    •      "The open and distance university movement is removing barriers of geography, time and cost while maintaining quality of education. In some countries open and distance education now serves more than one third of the student population and this is growing rapidly."
    from: M-2009 World Conference (23rd ICDE World Conference and the 2009 EADTU Annual Conference in Maastricht)
  • 6.  
  • 7. PLENK
  • 8. OCW Consortium members shown on the map: • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Middle East Technical University (Turkey) • Royal Roads University (Canada) • The Open University (United Kingdom) • The Open University of Israel • Tokyo Institute of Technology • Université de Lyon (France) • University of California, Berkeley
  • 9. According to OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW) 3 advantages:
  • 10. Open SUNY OPEN SUNY Building on SUNY’s current open and online initiatives, OPEN SUNY has the potential to be America’s most extensive distance learning environment. It will provide students with affordable , innovative , and flexible education in a full range of instructional formats, both online and on site. OPEN SUNY will network students with faculty and peers from across the state and throughout the world through social and emerging technologies and link them to the best in open educational resources. OPEN SUNY will provide an online portal for thousands of people worldwide seeking a foothold in post-secondary education - from soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan to new immigrants with foreign educational credentials to overseas students who can’t afford in-person American study.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Web-based Technologies
    • Synchronous and asynchronous communication tools
    • E-mail , instant messengers , forums , video conferencing systems (Elluminate .com )
    • Weblogs (blogs and microblogs)
    • Wordpress .com , Blogger .com , Twitter .com
    • Wikis
    • WikiEducator .org , PBworks .com
    • Social networks
    • Academia .edu , Ning .com , Facebook .com , Linkedln .com
    • Podcasting, webcasting, video-sharing, and photo-sharing services
    • itunes-u , webcasts.berkeley .edu , YouTube .com , Flickr .com ,
    • E-portfolios
    • cf keep .org
    • Social bookmarking services
    • citeulike .org , digg .com , del.ici.ous
    • Productivity Applications
    • .com , Zoho .com
    These are examples of the technologies that will be in the Learning Community in the MAAL program
  • 13.
    • CDL Open Course Initiative
  • 14.
  • 15. Mobile Technology for Adult Learners
  • 16. L i f e l o n g L e a r n i n g C o m m u n i t y e P o r t f o l i o - a g g r e g a t o r - Orientation 1st and 2nd Core Courses 2nd and 3rd Core Courses CAPSTONE Learning Experiences designed using available tools e P o r t f o l i o - d i s p l a y Master of Arts in Adult Learning
  • 17. Student Registered or Not Study Plan Content Internet & the Cloud Expert Input Guests: Professionals Alumni Faculty Member Statistics Public Blogs Group Project
  • 18. How would you design and incorporate Open Learning?
  • 19. References
      • Paine, N. (Ed.) (1989) Open Learning in transition: An agenda for action (London, Kogan Page). 
      • Wiley, David " Openness as a Catalyst for an Educational Reformation " EDUCAUSE Review , vol. 45, no. 4 (July/August 2010): 14–20
    Image Credits
    • Web-based Technologies slide: Ludwig Gatzke,
    • OCW Consortium slide: World map: e:BlankMap-World6,_compact.svg