Module 3: why be open?

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Module 3: why be open?

  1. 1. Why be open?
  2. 2. Presentation by Stephanie Verbeken is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium License.
  3. 3. Several (good!)arguments to beopen • technical argument • political argument • economical argument • evolutionary argument • educational argument
  4. 4. Technical argument: There is, technically spoken, no education without being OpenSource: David Wiley http://slideshare.net/opencontent
  5. 5. Source: David Wiley http://slideshare.net/opencontent Political argument:
  6. 6. Economical arguments: • Wont editors businesses crash? o Research1 shows evidence that in many cases the sale of books increases when an online version is offered open (and for free) • ExposureSource: David Wiley http://slideshare.net/opencontent o organisational level • university • school o individual level • teachers • researchers
  7. 7. Evolutionary argument:• Being Open  Quantity of feedback will increase  Benefits for your course materials  Benefits for your own students • Being open and creative / innovative  More exposure  More feedback  Etc...
  8. 8. Educational argumentsPresence in the educational world Use open courses to show to candidate students what your education looks like Take away their doubts about the educational culture and the level of courses at university: "will I be able to understand the scientific articles that are part of the course materials at university?"Use open courses to give students extra study support By opening up stumble courses and providing them with weblectures, students can rewatch the lecture. They get a second chance to understand the learning content. Use open courses to support students with learning difficulties or disabilities Easily adapt learning materials to e.g. visually impaired students. Or provide weblectures with subtitles to help hearing-impaired students. Teach your students in a "flipped classroom" system Let them gather the information by taking an Open Course, online, before they come to class. In the classroom you can come to deep level learning using interaction between students.
  9. 9. So... Why NOT be Open?

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