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The Battle for Open & the open landscape

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An updated version of my Battle for Open talk which considers open education as a landscape

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The Battle for Open & the open landscape

  1. 1. Mapping the open landscape
  2. 2. Open Access
  3. 3. OER
  4. 4. MOOCs
  5. 5. Open Educational Practice
  6. 6. Open Data
  7. 7. Open Citizenship
  8. 8. Formalised vs experimental
  9. 9. Stable vs Fragile
  10. 10. Common elements
  11. 11. Enabled by network Reallocation of resources Practical benefits of open Sharing as default Moral argument
  12. 12. Flirting with the mainstream
  13. 13. The mainstream has different challenges
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clydeorama/5099069820/ So, why a battle?
  15. 15. https://flic.kr/p/aFgBVu Hijacking ‘open’
  16. 16. Open as in…
  17. 17. Owning ‘open’
  18. 18. https://flic.kr/p/nczqTb The hybrid Open Access swindle
  19. 19. https://flic.kr/p/8chgS3 Double dipping
  20. 20. MOOCs & the Silicon Valley Narrative
  21. 21. Education is broken! Education is ripe for disruption! MOOCs are technological solution! Outsiders with new ideas! An irresistible narrative
  22. 22. “The failure of MOOCs to disrupt higher education has nothing to do with the quality of the courses themselves, many of which are quite good and getting better. Colleges are holding technology at bay because the only thing MOOCs provide is access to world-class professors at an unbeatable price.” Revolution is demanded
  23. 23. Loss of terms
  24. 24. Here be Trolls
  25. 25. Open vs Closed MOOCs as revolution vs MOOCs as irrelevant Commercial vs State Online vs Face to Face False dichotomies
  26. 26. Longue durée
  27. 27. David Roup: evolution is “long periods of boredom interrupted occasionally by panic.”
  28. 28. OER OEP Open Access Open data MOOC The open ed map
  29. 29. (Or maybe it’s an open ed gang)
  30. 30. Locating oneself in the landscape
  31. 31. What barriers does your institution place?
  32. 32. • Open.. – Knowledge – Access – Courses – Content – Practice – Data – Research – Government – Pedagogy – Scholarship At least one of these is relevant to you…
  33. 33. Links Bit.ly/battle4open @mweller Edtechie.net oerhub.net @OER_Hub

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