If open is the answer, what is the question? #oer16 | catherinecronin
"Whether we consider ourselves to be open education practitioners or researchers, advocates or critics, wonderers or agnostics, our motivating questions regarding openness are likely to be different. For example, you may find that open educational resources (OER) and/or open educational practices (OEP) help you to address one or more of the following (very different) questions: How can I help to minimise the cost of textbooks? How can I help students to build and to own their content and portfolios? How might we support and empower learners in building their digital identities and making informed choices about digital engagement? How might we build knowledge as a collective endeavour? How can we broaden access to education, particularly in ways that do not reinforce existing inequalities? Or perhaps you’ve found that OER and/or OEP lead to further questions, particularly about institutional policies and practices. Along with many others, I hope to discuss some of these questions at the Open Educational Resources conference next month — #OER16: Open Culture. I’ll explore these questions, and others, in my keynote and in conversation with Lorna Campbell and Viv Rolfe in an OER16 preview webinar hosted by ALT later this week."