The research group Open Education is focusing on conducting rigorous and relevant research about conditions, success factors and impact of open education and the development and design of related strategies, frameworks, curricula, courses, tools and services. In a nutshell, the research group explores theoretical and applied issues related to how the internet and networking technologies have enabled new learning models mediated by digital resources.
Open Education is understood in a broad sense as an umbrella term for activities of educational providers to take away structural constraints for stakeholders via digital technologies by increasing the access and pathways to education and activities of individuals to participate in open and networked communities of practice for the purpose of learning. Learners enter and engage in open educational practices in order to meet, network and collaborate with peers to work, learn and innovate. While in the past the focus was often on the mere publication of open educational resources (OER), nowadays educational providers around the world are pushing Open Education a step further by offering a full educational experience in the form of learning communities, open courses and MOOCs.
Anouschka Lahay in gesprek met Robert Schuwer en Marco Kalz in de UNESCO-Masterclass serie ‘UNESCO en de Sustainable Development Goals’. Onderwerpen zijn hun werk als UNESCO leerstoelhouder, ‘Open Educational Resources’ en onderzoek naar ‘Open educatie’. Robert Schuwer, UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources en Marco Kalz, UNESCO Chair in Open Education.
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