Today my EDCI 336 class was able to observe a portion of Verena Roberts’ open education presentation via video chat. In her presentation Roberts discussed how we can expand learning beyond the classroom walls.
Roberts describes open education as an intentional design that expands learning opportunities for all learners beyond classroom walls by collaboratively & individually sharing & building knowledge & encouraging networked participation by interacting with others from multiple cultural perspectives. Although most of open education is happening online, it can also be found in face-to-face learning interactions.
Some indicators of open education practice are:
- intentionally designing digital artifacts to share publicly
- participatory learning
- Community involvement
- Safe learning spaces
- Expanded learning environments
More information & resources for open education…