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Open Learning

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. 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
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  8. 8. Web-based Technologies • Synchronous and asynchronous communication tools o E-mail, instant messengers, forums, video conferencing systems ( • Weblogs (blogs and microblogs) o,, • Wikis o, • Social networks o,,, • Podcasting, webcasting, video-sharing, and photo-sharing services o,,,, • E-portfolios o • Social bookmarking services o,, del.ici.ous • Productivity Applications o,
  9. 9. Learners as Producers Using Web 2.0 Patricia's Digital Story "Home" Collaborative Wiki Collaborative Wordle Collaborative Twitter Story
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  11. 11. CDL Open Course Initiative
  12. 12. Mobile Technology for Adult Learners
  13. 13. 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 1stand2ndCoreCourses 2ndand3rdCoreCourses 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
  14. 14. Student Registered or Not Study Plan Content Public Blogs Group Project Internet & the Cloud Expert Input Guests: Professionals Alumni Faculty Member Statistics
  15. 15. How would you design and incorporate Open Learning?
  16. 16. 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