multiple of layers
of Open Teaching
By : Shahina Lalloo
New ways or methods in the routine of traditional
learning previously known.
Modern techniques and system developed in learning
along with the use of new technologies such as:
Distance online learning
Virtual exchange of information
Open educational communities and resources
Other innovative tools in education.
Faculty collaboration is a cooperative endeavor that
involves common goals, coordinated effort,
pedagogical knowledge and outcomes or products for
which the collaborators share responsibility and credit.
Maximize use of resources
Enhance quality teaching
The Middle Space
The work that is created, shared, discussed and
reviewed between individuals and the faculty
community contributing towards the same goal in
teaching and learning in the open learning space.
Construction and development site of learning
resources online among a community of faculty
members/group or individuals.
Actors in the Middle Space
Group and individual
Roles of the actors in middle spaces
Innovate and conduct collaboration based inquiry.
Develop new tools for learning.
Participate in curricular reforms.
Write notes and contribute to a general body of literature.
Communicate with peers in the open community.
Review and comment on peer work
Learning movement in middle spaces.
Sharing/ intellectual exchange
Combine, aggregate & synthesize proposed information
Culture of inquiry
Examples of digitized work of students
Posting, critical peer review, refining, and publishing
Work in middle spaces
Benchmarks of quality
Estimate the success of teaching and learning
Disciplinary or Inter-disciplinary expertise
Communities of practice
Shared responsibility of curriculum
Shared intellectual interests
Visible Knowledge project
Explore impact of technology on learning in the field:
Community of 60-70- scholars from 21 institutions.
Conducted over 5 years.
Local research group 4-6 people doing individual enquiries and
shared findings- clusters of individual work.
Open sharing insights, feedback, interaction, discussions,
critiques, mutual influence at every stage.
Faculty can examine their students’ performance, knowledge and
experience in a closer approach.
Evaluate students work by questioning.
Transformative impact –open collaborative atmosphere
Investigate on constructivist pedagogies.
English History American studies Cultural studies Visual art
Digital stories Visual material
Compact multimedia narratives
created by students that were
Intersection of creativity ,complexity
Compelling questions about
Implemented in the field of
Sharing of students’ essays
Summative and collective
Peer review of teaching project- PRTP
Engaged 100 of faculty members from numerous
Explore, examine, assess and apply peer consultation
for documenting, promoting, support and valuing the
intellectual work of teaching.
The goal is to help faculty become skilled as writers
and readers of course portfolios, making these
portfolios useful both to those who produce them and
those whose teaching can benefit from reading them.
Collection of 200 shared port-folio available for
Common elements in VKP & PRTP
Prior knowledge &
Include face to face
Collection of work
Virtual community with a collection of course
portfolios, annual review and collaboration of faculty
KEEP Toolkit: set of web-based tools that help
teachers, students and institutions quickly create
compact and engaging knowledge representations on
Organising for collaboration
Experimental model Knowledge building
Commitment and interest
Form international research teams – new vision
Collection of learning materials, practice, examples,
3 kind of tools:
Link local and cosmopolitan work
Vibrant and visible practice and to find a middle space
Full participation in a research community.
Digital exemplars References Social networks