A journey through the land of open education

Some “open” resources are more open than others, and there are many different ways that word is used in higher education.

On May 9, Clint Lalonde, BCcampus Client Service Manager, was invited to speak about Open Education at the annual Tourism Educators Conference.  The Tourism Educators Conference (TEC) is the premier annual conference for tourism and hospitality educators in the province of B.C. TEC 2013 was hosted by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Royal Roads University, in Victoria.

In his session, Clint took the attendees on a journey through the land of open education and spoke about the many different ways the word “open” is defined in higher education. Open Educational Resources, open courseware, open textbooks and open learning are all trends that are an important part of our contemporary education landscape. And, of course, there are those little “open” things called MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses. It is becoming clear that the word “open” is being used in different ways and means quite different things to people. In the emerging world of MOOCs, some MOOCs are more open than others.

Below are Clint’s slides.

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Into the Great Wide Open from Clint lalonde

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