Introduction to Openness in Education David Wiley Welcome to , Winter 2012. This course provides a broad overview of the ways in which openness impacts many areas of education – curriculum, instruction, learning, policy, technology, research, and finance. In the past I’ve taught semester-long courses on both OER and on open policy, and both these topics felt rushed in a 15 week format. Consequently, the main goal of this course is to give you a broad grounding in the many aspects of the field of open education. Never fear, however – as you review the badges available for this course you’ll see that you have plenty of opportunity to dive deeper in the specific areas that interest you.
Sharing is useful, right? Motherhood and apple pie, surely? The stampede of sacred cows being ruthlessly sacrificed in this extraordinary video bonfire of academic vanities lends it an intoxicating but perhaps far too beefy aroma for some Just sharing (i.e., merely making things easily accessible to others) rarely meets any expectation of resulting improvement. Unless you add hearty dollops of engagement and contextualisation, ‘just sharing (in this case such things as) educational materials’ is a self-deluding token gesture, a recipe for low takeup and questionable outcomes’. Tearing sharing to pieces: why openness is about more than sharing ~ Innovation Investment Journal