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A synthesis of several international workshops around open education ethics


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A synthesis of several international workshops around open education ethics

  1. 1. A synthesis of several international workshops around open education ethics Maha Bali Catherine Cronin Christian Friedrich Arthur Gill Green Christina Hendricks Rajiv Jhangiani Jamison Miller Scott Robison Sukaina Walji This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
  2. 2. #breakopen 1. Review the sessions, format, and process 2. Present synthesis of responses 3. Present synthesis of proposed actions 4. Resources and gratitude More info on how to use this template at This template is free to use under Creative Commons Attribution license. You can keep the Credits slide or mention SlidesCarnival and other resources used in a slide footer. 2
  3. 3. 1 Sessions, Format, and Process 3
  4. 4. 5 Sessions: OpenEd17 - Anaheim How do we destroy the open education movement? OER 18 - Bristol Breaking open: Conversations about ethics, epistemology, equity and power CC Summit 2018 - Toronto How might we destroy the open education movement? OE Global 2018 - Delft How do we destroy the open education movement? FoL - Vancouver How to Ruin an Open Education Initiative at your Institution OER18 4 OEGlobal Festival of Learning CC Summit OpenEd1 7
  5. 5. Format Inclusion Intentional design to include remote/virtual participation when possible (for 3 of 5 sessions). Used Zoom with its breakout rooms to facilitate remote group participation. TRIZ http://www.liberatings making-space-with- triz/ Inverts the traditional inquiry approach to encourage critical and playful thinking. Anonymity Contributions encouraged without attribution, photographs of sessions not promoted. 5
  6. 6. Process Iterations Differing approaches based on the time & space constraints. Two sessions in Europe with greater global participation included “provocations” authored by open education scholars from a variety of contexts. Virtual Engagement Virtual participants were given facilitating roles to deepen their presence and involvement. OpenEd17 session was co-lead by a virtual participant. OER18 and OEGlobal sessions included reading provocations. Structure The first session was the most highly structured, and the session benefited from that structure. When the structure was loosened, fewer comments were recorded and outputs diminished. 6
  7. 7. 2 How can we destroy + what are we already doing? 7
  8. 8. How can we destroy/break openness? ⊙ If we were invested in ensuring the open education movement isn’t open, how would we do it? ⊙ How do we use openness to exclude and/or oppress marginalized individuals, communities, knowledge systems? ⊙ How could you destroy an open education initiative at your institution? And what are we already doing that looks like this? 8
  9. 9. How can we destroy/break openness? Lack of diversity, inclusivity ⊙ Ensure OER and open edu focus on only a few: ○ Parts of the world ○ Viewpoints, specific voices/people ○ Languages ⊙ Care more about “open” than equity ⊙ Focus mostly on higher education ⊙ Don’t involve students in open edu efforts ⊙ Be uninviting to people new to open edu 9
  10. 10. How can we destroy/break openness? Technology ⊙ Assume everyone has equal access to tech, high speed internet ⊙ Make adaptation difficult technologically Narrow definitions ⊙ Require a single definition of what counts as “open” (resources, practices, etc.) ⊙ Require a single kind of license ⊙ Require that openness be mostly or exclusively about licenses 10
  11. 11. How can we destroy/break openness? Other ⊙ Take more than you give (re: contributing OER) ⊙ Use proprietary platforms ⊙ Commercialize OER ⊙ Ignore issues of privacy and data collection ⊙ Make use of OER mandatory 11
  12. 12. How can we destroy/break openness? Open Ed 17 & CC Summit had more about: ⊙ Licenses: focusing on one kind; don’t attribute correctly ⊙ Universal Design for Learning/accessibility & open ⊙ Infighting w/in open ed community OER 18 and OE Global 18 had more about: ⊙ Who is the “we” in this discussion? ⊙ Global North/South, language differences ⊙ Who loses out economically w/OER? 12
  13. 13. 3 What can we do differently? 13
  14. 14. What can we do moving forward? 14 Focus on including underrepresented voices and views Collaborate: ⊙ across regional and language divides ⊙ across areas within the institution ⊙ between institutions Integrate universal design for learning in OER creation Involve students in OER creation via open pedagogy Increase support for creating & using OER Develop a sustainable model for supporting OER work Visit or Text RAJIVJHANGIA448 to 37607
  15. 15. 15 Visit or Text RAJIVJHANGIA448 to 37607
  16. 16. 4 Resources + Gratitude 16
  17. 17. Taskeen Adam Maha Bali Karen Cangialosi Catherine Cronin Robin DeRosa Christian Friedrich Arthur Gill Green Christina Hendricks Cheryl Hodgkinson- Williams Rajiv Jhangiani Suzan Koseoglu Thomas Mboa Jamison Miller 17 Our thanks Rosario Passos Tara Robertson Scott Robison sava saheli singh Sukaina Walji Martin Weller