E107 Open Education Practice and Potential: Session 3

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Session 3 for Education E-107, Open Education Practice and Potential, Spring 2011 (Harvard University Extension) taught by M.S. Vijay Kumar and Brandon Muramatsu.

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E107 Open Education Practice and Potential: Session 3

  1. 1. EDUC E-107Spring 2011Unless otherwise specified, Copyright 2011, Vijay Kumar and Brandon Muramatsu.Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 UnitedStates License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/).Cite as: Kumar, V. & Muramatsu, B. (2011). Open Education: Practice and Potential. 1
  2. 2.   Begin exploring Open Education in Depth  Open Education and Courses ◦  Guest Speaker: David Wiley  Review ◦  “Open Education is…” ◦  Characteristics of learning and learners  Administrivia ◦  News ◦  Discussion Forums and participation ◦  Miss a session? How to make up in-class participation  Next Week ◦  Assignment 3+4 and DeLaina Tonks & Joel Thierstein 2
  3. 3. 3flickr/marcwathieu. cc by-nc-sa.
  4. 4.   What are the value propositions, advantages and challenges with open for courses and the curriculum…from the perspectives of administrators, educators and learners?  How does what he says, address those issues that you care about? 4
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  7. 7.   Many things to different people  Access, eliminating barriers to entry, at lower costs  Provides opportunity ◦  to diverse and sometimes non-traditional populations ◦  and to change the existing educational paradigm  Content/materials for use and reuse in teaching and learning  Catalyst for enabling many things  Liberation and empowerment, “Equal” learning  Interconnected  Practice  Flexibility to accommodate student differences  Measure accountability  Sharing best practices and approaches  Participatory Source: E107 Students. (2011). Assignment 2 Responses. Open Education Practice and Potential. Spring 2011. 7
  8. 8.   Some things that stood out… ◦  More about process than product ◦  Finding, getting, using ◦  Learning versus teaching ◦  The notion of “free” (for whom) ◦  Going beyond technology and online ◦  Learning opportunities as different from (formal) educational opportunity ◦  Flexibility  Some bigger issues to consider ◦  Paradigm of abundance ◦  Teaching to learning 8
  9. 9. The elimination of “unfreedoms”, knowledge, education, health. – Amartya SenInvestment in humancapital creates positivemultiplier effects onfamily and nextgeneration. Photo by TikkunGer via Flickr, cc license
  10. 10. Photo by Shavar via Flickr Photo by joepub via FlickrPhoto by kawaface via Flickr Photo by Felipe Pimentel via Flickr Photo by mathew ramsey via Flickr
  11. 11. Learning Learners  Accessibility of   Doers, producers information   Motivation  Speed and   Collaborative availability   Socially networked  Multiple forms of   Multi-task media   Efficiencies  Flexibility   Fluent in multiple literacies, cultures Source: E107 Students. (2011). Assignment 2 Responses. Open Education Practice and Potential. Spring 2011. 11
  12. 12. Generation Y PerspectivesSource: ashwinl (Poster) (2008). Generation Y Perspectives. [Slides] Retrievedfrom http://www.slideshare.net/ashwinl/nasa-geny-perspectives 12
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  14. 14. Source: Watters, A. (2011, February 9). “Building Alternative Assessment & Accreditation Systems for Open Education Learners.” Retrieved February 10,2011 from Hack Education website:http://www.hackeducation.com/2011/02/09/building-alternative-assessment-accreditation-systems-for-open-education-learners/ 14
  15. 15. Flickr/amani1306 cc-by  We have them now!  We expect you to participate in them! 15
  16. 16.   Some of you might miss a class session, but you can make up your participation score (for up to 3 missed sessions) Identify a current issue in Open Education, post it to the course forums, and provide an analysis of the issues involved.  Follow OpenEducationNews.org  Setup Google Alert for “Open Education”, “Open Education Resources”, OpenCourseWare 16
  17. 17.   Assignment 3+4 is a combined, group assignment ◦  What are the value propositions, advantages and challenges with open for courses and the curriculum…from the perspectives of administrators, educators and learners? ◦  See the Assignments page for more details  DeLaina Tonks and Joel Thierstein are our guest speakers 17

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