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Helicopter View of Current State of Open Education Around the World

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Presentation at Presentation at OEB Shaping the Future Conference, Berlin 8th December, 2018.

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Helicopter View of Current State of Open Education Around the World

  1. 1. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University 6th December 2018 Image: https://unsplash.com/photos/rPze45EKUgw Helicopter View of Current State of Open Education Around the World
  2. 2. Image: https://unsplash.com/photos/Fd1YZE641t8
  3. 3. 2019 Conference Dublin
  4. 4. @WCOL2019
  5. 5. Liverpool Hut, Mt Aspiring New Zealand
  6. 6. Open Education is Inherently Political
  7. 7. Different interest groups and stakeholders are borrowing the same ‘languages of persuasion’ to legitimize very different “open” agenda
  8. 8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqVRSe9nHY0
  9. 9. “It is theory that decides what we can observe”
  10. 10. Knowledge Economy • Threat • Unbundling • Re-imagination Crisis • Disruption • Democratization • TWO MAJOR WORLDVIEWS Knowledge Society COMPETING DIGITAL FUTURES • Democratic • Opening access • Micro credentials • Personalized learning • Competencies • Entrepreneurship • Technology as progress • Increased market competition • Just society • Lifelong learning • Pillars of learning • Education for citizenry • Sifting agent • Human capital • Social cohension • Cultural heritage ReconceptualizingDeschooling ReschoolingReproducing
  11. 11. Education in Change Education for Change Navigating Through Entangled Futures
  12. 12. What type of change do we want to see in our future societies?
  13. 13. “Open Education should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (adapted from Barnett, 2011)
  14. 14. Go raibh maith agaibh! Thank you @mbrownz

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