Open Chat – Exploring Nuances of Open Educational Practices

March 31, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Dr. Maha Bali for this Open Chat titled, “Exploring Nuances of Open Educational Practices.

In this session, participants will explore diverse understandings of open educational practices, and have opportunities to analyze different practices along three continua: content/process centricity, teacher/student centricity and pedagogical/social justice focus. Participants will dig deeper into certain practices and consider how a practice can work well in one context but not another, and how to imagine redesigning it to better promote social justice along three social justice dimensions: economic, cultural and political.

Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping at conferences) and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound (an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural learning curriculum, which has also branched into academic community activities Continuity with Care and Socially Just Academia). She writes and speaks frequently about social justice, critical pedagogy, and open and online education. Dr. Bali posts regularly on her blog Reflecting Allowed and tweets @bali_maha.

The session will build upon the article listed below. No pre-reading is necessary for this event.

  • Bali, M., Cronin, C., & Jhangiani, R. S. (2020). Framing Open Educational Practices from a Social Justice Perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.2020 (1), p. 10. DOI:

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