All tagged Open Education
Just started what may be the coolest class of my graduate experience. I am the ONLY American! (I'm also the only woman. Somehow I don't find that quite as exhilarating...)
In all seriousness, though, the open education movement is largely centered in higher education. And if there’s one sector with a perpetually renewing abundance of harness-able human energy, it’s college campuses.
Among the major OER players there are hints at diversification, inklings of refined value propositions, and some definite short-term cobbling going on, but nothing (in my opinion) unified and coherent enough to be called a "model."
I've been vexed all week. Really, vexed. Here's a selection of the blog posts I didn't write this week: "Why Open Education Won't Save the World," "Lurking and Ignorance in Qualitative Research" and "The Malignant Delusion of Educational Assessment.” Like I said... vexed.
What is it, really, that open education offers the educational community that would make it worth the massive outlay of time, talent, resources and--perhaps most significantly--change required to sustain it?
Next-gen open education resources must make a difference in the education of current, fee-paying, sitting-in-the-classroom students or the axe won't stay hovering for long.
Like almost any revolution, OpenEd began in almost pristine idealism…
...or... "If I Were a Middle School Teacher..."