The New Openness Movement: Unpacking the Hype from the Hope

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Keynote presentation at Open UTAS to the World, University of Tasmania, 28th November, 2013.

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  • Annual Plan Goal 50% reduction
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  • The New Openness Movement: Unpacking the Hype from the Hope

    1. 1. The New Openness Movement: Unpacking the Hype from the Hope Professor Mark Brown Open UTAS to the World 28th November, 2013
    2. 2. About Massey… Albany Manawatu Distance Worldwide Wellington
    3. 3. About Massey…
    4. 4. About Massey…
    5. 5. About Massey…
    6. 6. About Massey… Previously international students had to come to us Now we can go to them…
    7. 7. In unpacking the hype from the hope… …the light comes through the cracks!
    8. 8. 1. What is openness?
    9. 9. 1. What is openness? Openness is the new normal….
    10. 10. 1. What is openness? Openness is the new normal…. • Open access • Open source A LOT OF CONFUSION • Open learning • Open courses • Open resources
    11. 11. 1. What is openness? Which of the following statements is your preferred description of the concept of Open Educational Resources? Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013). Adoption, use and management of Open Educational Resources to enhance teaching and learning in Australia. Report for the Office of Learning and Teaching. Australia.
    12. 12. 1. What is openness? Openness is the new normal…. • Open access • Open source A LOT OF CONFUSION • Open learning • Open courses • Open resources
    13. 13. 1. What is openness? Radical openness… http://blog.ted.com/2013/01/17/a-brand-new-ted-book-radical-openness/
    14. 14. 1. What is openness? Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkRZWFHpss Radical openness… Video
    15. 15. 1. What is openness? “Openness is the space where ideas can have sex”
    16. 16. 1. What is openness? The openness movement is a bit like teenage sex. Everybody says they're doing it but in reality very few really are. And those who are doing it aren't doing it very well.
    17. 17. 1. What is openness? In sum… 1. Collaboration 1. Transparency 2. Sharing 3. Empowerment Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/don_tapscott_four_principles_for_the_open_world_1.html
    18. 18. Questions… “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon Twitter @mbrownz
    19. 19. 2. What is the significance?
    20. 20. 2. What is the significance? Openness is…
    21. 21. 2. What is the significance? Openness is… • changing our lives…
    22. 22. 2. What is the significance? Source: KPCB Internet Trends 2013 1983 “Open Living” 2013 Long ago people danced at concerts, now they video, share, click and tweet!
    23. 23. 2. What is the significance? But „openness‟ comes at a cost
    24. 24. 2. What is the significance? Openness is… • changing our lives • changing our scholarship…
    25. 25. 2. What is the significance? http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com
    26. 26. 2. What is the significance? http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
    27. 27. 2. What is the significance? Openness is… • changing our lives • changing our scholarship • changing our teaching…
    28. 28. 2. What is the significance? Thepedagogyof abundance The economics of design, production and delivery…
    29. 29. 2. What is the significance?
    30. 30. 2. What is the significance? Openness is… • changing our lives • changing our scholarship • changing our teaching • changing our institutions…
    31. 31. 2. What is the significance? An avalanche is coming. It‟s hard of course, to say exactly when. It may be sooner than we think. Certainly there is no better time than now to seek to understand what lies ahead for higher education – and to prepare (p.8) Barber, M., Donnelly, K., &Rizvi, S. (2013). An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead. Institute for Public Policy Research. London.
    32. 32. 2. What is the significance?
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    36. 36. 2. What is the significance? Video
    37. 37. 2. What is the significance?
    38. 38. 2. What is the significance?
    39. 39. 2. What is the significance?
    40. 40. 2. What is the significance? Why Massey joined Open2Study.... • To enhance our reputation • To profile our signature platforms • To promote Massey to international students • To enhance student retention – selecting the right course • To promote student readiness – learning to be an online learner • To help shape the platform and learning design model • To learn from the experience – innovation in learning design
    41. 41. 2. What is the significance? FOMO Weller, M., & Anderson, T. (2013). Digital resilience in higher education. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. 16 (1), 53-66.
    42. 42. 2. What is the significance?
    43. 43. 2. What is the significance?
    44. 44. 2. What is the significance?
    45. 45. 2. What is the significance?
    46. 46. 2. What is the significance?
    47. 47. 2. What is the significance? Video
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    50. 50. 2. What is the significance?
    51. 51. 2. What is the significance? What does all this mean?
    52. 52. 2. What is the significance? What does all this mean? The traditional educational institutionis being chiseled away by powerful global forces and new business models as a multitude ofalternativeproviders emerge.
    53. 53. Questions… “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon Twitter @mbrownz
    54. 54. 3. What are the competing drivers?
    55. 55. 3. What are the competing drivers? “It is the theory that decides what we can observe…” Albert Einstein
    56. 56. Major competing discourses… Knowledge Society E-learning • Distance education • Technology-enhanced learning • Online learning Open nesss • • Blended learning • Anytime, anywhere learning Knowledge Economy Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
    57. 57. Major competing discourses… Knowledge Society E-learning • Distance education • Technology-enhanced learning • Online learning Open nesss • • Blended learning • Anytime, anywhere learning Knowledge Economy • • • • Mass education Universal standards Education as a commodity Increased market competition Reproduction Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
    58. 58. Major competing discourses… Knowledge Society E-learning • Distance education Technology-enhanced learning • • • • • • Online learning Open nesss • • Anytime, anywhere learning xMOOCs Global curriculum Real world learning Education in change Knowledge Economy Reschooling • Blended learning • • • • Mass education Universal standards Education as a commodity Increased market competition Reproduction Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
    59. 59. Major competing discourses… Deschooling Knowledge Society • • • • E-learning • Distance education Technology-enhanced learning • • • • • • Online learning Open nesss • • Blended learning • Anytime, anywhere learning xMOOCs Global curriculum Real world learning Education in change Knowledge Economy Reschooling cMOOCs Un-curriculum Opening access Unbundling learning • • • • Mass education Universal standards Education as a commodity Increased market competition Reproduction Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
    60. 60. Major competing discourses… Reconceptualist • • • • • • • • Being glocal Digital citizenship Socially just society Education for change E-learning • Distance education • Technology-enhanced learning • • • • Deschooling Knowledge Society • Online learning Open nesss • • Blended learning • Anytime, anywhere learning xMOOCs Global curriculum Real world learning Education in change Knowledge Economy Reschooling cMOOCs Un-curriculum Opening access Unbundling learning • • • • Mass education Universal standards Education as a commodity Increased market competition Reproduction Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
    61. 61. Openness for what… Learning to change and transform Learning to live together Learning to do Digital Identity Learning to know Learning to be Digital Citizenship Digital Inclusion
    62. 62. Conclusion
    63. 63. Conclusion You can't predict the future, just like you can't touch the stars...
    64. 64. Conclusion “All education springs from images of the future and all education creates images of the future. Thus all education, whether so intended or not, is a preparation for the future. Unless we understand the future for which we are preparing we may do tragic damage to those we teach.” (Toffler, 1974).
    65. 65. Conclusion Key questions about Openness… • Who is telling the story? • What is the story they are telling? • What story isn‟t being told? • What‟s missing from the story?
    66. 66. Questions… “He [she] who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he [she] who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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