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exploring the o-rizon of online learning


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In this talk I look at the history of open learning and open educational resources and trace through the three (or four) states of openness in learning. For audio please see

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exploring the o-rizon of online learning

  1. 1. exploring the o-rizon of online learning Stephen Downes April 14, 2011
  2. 2. Have Network, Will Travel 1996
  3. 3. One Laptop Per Child 2006
  4. 4. “ That's 40,000 books already delivered...” 2016?
  5. 5. “ A spring of truth shall flow from it” "It is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams...Through it, God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men"
  6. 6. Language, literacy, libraries Brampton Library tested an Early Literacy Workstation at its South Fletcher's Branch for a two-week period earlier this month. 2007 Revai Meeks, 6, and Easton Meeks, 3, read with their mother Erika Lee at the Belleville Public Library Jan. 20, 2011
  7. 7. The Idea of Open Learning... <ul><li>इंदिरा गाँधी राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विश्वविद्यालय </li></ul>
  8. 8. Phases of Openness?
  9. 9. Open Educational Resources Phase 1
  10. 10. Learning Design & Patterns
  11. 11. Learning Design & Open Practices Phase 2 ...the Open Educational Practices movement, developed by Germany's Ulf-Daniel Ehlers and the UK's Gráinne Conole ...
  12. 12. The MOOC...
  13. 13. Open Assessment? Phase 3
  14. 14. Stephen Downes