Further reading and references
There are many reports and websites that introduce open education in all of its aspects, our intention here is simply to provide a summary of the most relevant ones. Here are some foundational reports:
If you are interested in finding out more about the distinction between ‘libre’ and ‘gratis’ within Open Content and about the controversy over open licensing we recommend you to read this post: ‘Is OER actually open? Gratis vs libre’.
Journeys to Open Educational Practice. This is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to engage in open education. It includes insight into open content production and release, working collaboratively, institutional impact, and legal and technical implications.
MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education. This state-of-the-art review by CETIS describes current thinking on open education and MOOCs. A good read for those wishing to implement change at institutional level, exploring how open education can play a role in meeting the demands of changing student demographics, globalisation, and other economic and technological factors.
The OER Policy for Europe has produced an OER Mythbusting! resource which helps answer common questions about OER and addresses some of the misconceptions about this type of resource. University College London (UCL)
You can explore different perspectives on openness in this playlist created by the OER Research Hub of the Open University UK
You can read Chapter Two, ‘What sort of open?’ of Martin Weller’s book The Battle for Open. You can download the book for free.
Finally, for the latest research on OER and open education, we suggest you follow IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, and also Open Praxis, published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
This module was built by using and remixing content from:
The OpenMed compendium, http://openmedproject.eu/results/compendium/
Course ‘Introduction to openness in education’, https://learn.canvas.net/courses/4
Open Educational Resources Infokit, https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com
Open Education Week, https://www.openeducationweek.org/page/what-is-open-education
Inamorato dos Santos, A., Punie, Y., Castaño-Muñoz, J. (2016) Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions. JRC Science for Policy Report, EUR 27938 EN; doi:10.2791/293408
Go Open Wiki, http://wikieducator.org/GoOPEN
UNESCO, A Basic Guide to OER, http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002158/215804e.pdf