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Open Education: Please give

In about a month, David Wiley and I are teaching this course on edX: Introduction to Open Education. As we are both firm adherents to social and participatory pedagogical models (i.e. we like it when others do our work), we need some help. Specifically, we’d love to have faculty/researchers/practitioners provide short 3-5 minute reflections on one or more of the following topics:

Week 1: Why Open Matters
Week 2: Copyright, The Public Domain, and The Commons
Week 3: The 5R Activities and the Creative Commons Licenses
Week 4: Creating, Finding and Using OER
Week 5: Research on the Impact of OER Adoption
Week 6: The Next Battles for Openness: Data, Algorithms, and Competency Mapping

The process:
1. Create a short video/tutorial or any other artifact (if we have yours by Sept 14, we’ll include it in the course) responding to any of the above weekly topics
2. Upload your creation to some site where we can access/download it
3. Email me a link (gsiemens, gmail) or share on Twitter using #openedmooc or leave a link in the comments
4. Sit back and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that will wash over you knowing you’ve made the world a better place.


  1. Bethany wrote:

    Question: In week 3, will you be covering the ALMS framework as well?

    I’m looking forward to the MOOC.

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink
  2. gsiemens wrote:

    We don’t currently have it included, but you are welcome to raise it during the course.

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm | Permalink
  3. Paul wrote:

    I made a short testimonial to open. Make use of it as you wish:

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  4. Laura wrote:

    Here’s a quick overview/guide on the topic I am using for a couple of my courses this semester, feel free to use and share:

    Good luck!

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:06 am | Permalink