There are many different 'flavours' or interpretations of what openness means in education. This study unit is an example of a massive open online course (MOOC) and spans seven weeks. Like all the free materials in the OpenLearn Try section, this unit is open to the wider world but, uniquely, it also forms part of the module for students who are studying The Open University course H817, 'Openness and innovation in elearning'.

After studying this course, you will:

  • understand the issues in open education
  • be able to critically appraise the evidence around open education
  • have experienced what it is like to participate in an open course.
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