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The Rise of Openness and
Online Learning
Greig Krull and Brenda Mallinson
22 July 2014
eLearning Update Conference
Emperor...
• Open education
• Open learning
• Open online
courses
• Open educational
resources
• Open licensing
• Open access
• Open ...
What challenges are we facing?
University of Ghana CC-BY-NC https://www.flickr.com/photos/oerafrica/4924285392
Why the need for openness?
Browning [CC-BY-NC] https://www.flickr.com/photos/smichael/4563914649
• Free to Retain
• Free to Reuse
• Free to Revise
• Free to Remix
• Free to Redistribute
Wiley 5Rs framework
What does “op...
Open Education
Teaching and
Learning
Research
Open Educational
Resources
Open Access
Open Courseware
MOOCs
Open Educationa...
What is Open Learning?
JISC CC-BY-NC-ND http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events
• Remove barriers to learning
• Provide students reas...
Principles for Open Learning
• Opportunities and
capacity for lifelong
learning
• Learner-centred
• Flexibility: increasin...
Open Educational Resources (OER)
“Teaching and learning resources that reside in the
public domain or have been released u...
OER examples include textbooks,
videos, podcasts, simulations,
websites, course materials and more
Open Licenses
Open licenses allow you to copy
and distribute material, without
requiring payment or permission
A Spectrum of Licenses
Mathieu Plourde CC-BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/mathplourde/10425003764/
What are MOOCs?
The rise of Openness…
“The real revolution is that
universities, with scarcity at the
heart of their business models, are
...
Introduce fields
and support for
undergraduates
Develop skills and
introduce topics for
postgraduates
Special interest
top...
Course Landscape in Higher Education
Deacon, A, Small, J and Walji, S (2014) [CC-BY-SA]
MOOC Platforms & Portals
Free and Open Source Software
Strandberg [CC-BY-SA] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20060513_toolbox.jpg/
• Lower-c...
Platforms
RSS
Content
Curation
Discussion
Groups
Blog and
Microblog
Social
Networks
Multi-
media
Sharing
Virtual
Meeting
R...
http://aoasg.org.au/
Open Access
McGill University [CC-BY] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Jh_GffRPU
Why Open Access?
Questions for Reflection…
1. Do you have a plan or strategy for opening your
education provision?
JISC CC-BY-NC-ND http://www.jisc.ac.uk/content/res...
2. Do you have a plan or strategy for learning
technologies or new methods of delivery?
Fryer CC-BY http://www.flickr.com/...
3. How do we teach and learn when learning
becomes open and online?
Vanguard Visions [CC-BY] https://www.flickr.com/photos...
Thank You!
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.
greigk@saide.org.za and brenda...
References
• Bates, T and Sangra, A (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for
Transforming Teaching a...
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Presentation at the eLearning Update Conference 22 July 2014, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. Focuses on open educational practices and online learning.

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The Rise of Openness and Online Learning

  1. 1. The Rise of Openness and Online Learning Greig Krull and Brenda Mallinson 22 July 2014 eLearning Update Conference Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
  2. 2. • Open education • Open learning • Open online courses • Open educational resources • Open licensing • Open access • Open source Open Sourxe.com CC-BY-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5535034664/ Adapted from Czerniewicz (2012) CC-BY-SA Openness???
  3. 3. What challenges are we facing? University of Ghana CC-BY-NC https://www.flickr.com/photos/oerafrica/4924285392
  4. 4. Why the need for openness? Browning [CC-BY-NC] https://www.flickr.com/photos/smichael/4563914649
  5. 5. • Free to Retain • Free to Reuse • Free to Revise • Free to Remix • Free to Redistribute Wiley 5Rs framework What does “openness” mean?
  6. 6. Open Education Teaching and Learning Research Open Educational Resources Open Access Open Courseware MOOCs Open Educational Systems and Technology
  7. 7. What is Open Learning? JISC CC-BY-NC-ND http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events • Remove barriers to learning • Provide students reasonable chance for success • Centred on learner needs • Flexibility and choice
  8. 8. Principles for Open Learning • Opportunities and capacity for lifelong learning • Learner-centred • Flexibility: increasingly determine where, when, what & how • Recognise prior learning & experience • Conditions for fair chance of learner success Hartwell [CC-BY-SA] http://commons.wikimedia.org
  9. 9. Open Educational Resources (OER) “Teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others” Hewlett Foundation
  10. 10. OER examples include textbooks, videos, podcasts, simulations, websites, course materials and more
  11. 11. Open Licenses Open licenses allow you to copy and distribute material, without requiring payment or permission
  12. 12. A Spectrum of Licenses
  13. 13. Mathieu Plourde CC-BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/mathplourde/10425003764/ What are MOOCs?
  14. 14. The rise of Openness… “The real revolution is that universities, with scarcity at the heart of their business models, are embracing openness” Sir John Daniel (2012)
  15. 15. Introduce fields and support for undergraduates Develop skills and introduce topics for postgraduates Special interest topics for postgraduates Continuing education and qualifications Introduce topics with high-profile presenters Deacon, A, Small, J and Walji, S (2014) [CC-BY-SA]
  16. 16. Course Landscape in Higher Education Deacon, A, Small, J and Walji, S (2014) [CC-BY-SA]
  17. 17. MOOC Platforms & Portals
  18. 18. Free and Open Source Software Strandberg [CC-BY-SA] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20060513_toolbox.jpg/ • Lower-cost technology options • Able to use and/or modify the code
  19. 19. Platforms RSS Content Curation Discussion Groups Blog and Microblog Social Networks Multi- media Sharing Virtual Meeting Rooms Free and Open Source Tools Adapted from: Cavazza, Social Media Landscape [CC-BY-NC-SA] http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredcavazza/2564571564/
  20. 20. http://aoasg.org.au/ Open Access
  21. 21. McGill University [CC-BY] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Jh_GffRPU Why Open Access?
  22. 22. Questions for Reflection…
  23. 23. 1. Do you have a plan or strategy for opening your education provision? JISC CC-BY-NC-ND http://www.jisc.ac.uk/content/resources
  24. 24. 2. Do you have a plan or strategy for learning technologies or new methods of delivery? Fryer CC-BY http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7842702898/
  25. 25. 3. How do we teach and learn when learning becomes open and online? Vanguard Visions [CC-BY] https://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/9315194075/
  26. 26. Thank You! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. greigk@saide.org.za and brendam@saide.org.za greigk_za Greig Krull and Brenda Mallinson www.slideshare.net/greigk
  27. 27. References • Bates, T and Sangra, A (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning. John Wiley & Sons. • Butcher, N and Hoosen, S (2014). A Guide to Quality in Post-Traditional Online Higher Education. Academic Partnerships [CC-BY-SA] • Czerniewicz, L. 2012. Open Education: Why it matters to South Africa [CC-BY] • Daniel, J (2012). Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. [CC-BY] • Deacon, A, Small, J and Walji, S (2014). Developing World MOOCs: A workshop on MOOCs in Africa. e/merge Africa. [CC-BY-SA] • Downes, S (2014). Beyond Free: Open Learning in a Networked World. [CC-BY-NC-SA] • Saide (2012). Empowering Learners through Open Learning. [CC-BY] • Wiley, D (nd). The 5 Rs Framework • Van Valkenburg, W (2014). Open Education Workshop for the International Conference on E-learning. OpenEducation Consortium [CC-BY]

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