“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” – John Dewey
What is Open Education?
Open Education is an approach to education that builds on collaboration, transparency, customizability, engagement and efficiency. It takes the best traditions of education: knowledge sharing, development of skills and understanding, focus on effective learning, and combines them with 21st century tools – digital and online – for ease of editing, distribution and interaction. Open education is a modern approach to a changing world, allowing everyone access to education and knowledge, giving teachers tools to make education effective and engaging for all students, providing students with more options, and ensuring that education is relevant and up to date.
- What is Open Education? https://www.openeducationweek.org/page/what-is-open-education
- The Battle for Open by Martin Weller (Openly licensed book about Open, available for free download): http://www.ubiquitypress.com/site/books/detail/11/battle-for-open/
- Open Educaiton http://sparcopen.org/open-education/
- Why Open Education Matters https://vimeo.com/43401199