Exploring barriers to participation in open, online learning | OEPScotland

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-06-20

Summary:

"The presentation shared our learning on these issues including the key barriers to participation identified during our action research:

  • Online platforms that look / feel like a university
  • Vast quantity of information available
  • Perception that online learning means individual learning
  • Past negative experience of online learning
  • Limited digital literacy
  • Distinction formal learning v. everyday self-directed learning

We also explained our participatory design, co-creation process for developing in new open educational resources and presented two case study examples of how we have incorporated these practices and findings into free open courses hosted on OpenLearn Create.  We made suggestions as to why other institutions might find participatory design of open educational resources useful and how the barriers to widening participation in open, online learning might be addressed including through contextualised pedagogy, focusing on learners, using trusted gate keepers / facilitators to engage learners, providing opportunities to share social learning and make connections between existing skills /digital literacy and online learning."

Link:

https://oepscotland.org/2017/06/19/exploring-barriers-to-participation-in-open-online-learning/

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oa.new oa.notes oa.education oa.oer oa.moocs oa.students oa.courseware

Date tagged:

06/20/2017, 23:46

Date published:

06/20/2017, 19:46