Considering openness [updated]

Today and tomorrow I’ll be working with a group of academic staff here at NUI Galway as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education here in CELT. Of course it’s very dangerous to ask someone who’s *just* completed their PhD in open education to talk about… open education 😉  So, I’ve decided simply to start with a few questions, curate a small collection of resources to share, and see what resonates with the individuals I’ll be working with. This post is just to share resources on my list so far — if you have any suggestions for additional resources that you have found helpful in working with staff, I’d love to know what works for you. I’ll post again after the two sessions are finished, to share what I’ve learned.

[UPDATE 12-April-2018] What a wonderful two sessions with academic staff discussing open educational practices, in the broadest sense. Below are the resources that were referred to or discussed in detail.

Reading

Biswas-Diener, R., & Jhangiani, R. (2017). Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. London: Ubiquity Press. 

Cronin, C. (2017). Open education, open questions. EDUCAUSE Review, 23 October. 

Havemann, L. (2016). Open Educational Resources. In M. A. Peters (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Singapore: Springer Singapore.

Jianghani, R., & DeRosa, R. (2017). Open pedagogy. In E. Mays (Ed.), A Guide to Making Open Textbooks for Students

McKiernan, E.C. (2017). Imagining the “open” university: Sharing scholarship to improve research and education. PLoS Biology, 15(10).   

Phipps, L., & Lanclos, D. Leading with digital in an age of supercomplexity. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1). 

Tufekci, Z. (2018, April 4). Why Zuckerberg’s 14-year apology tour hasn’t fixed Facebook. Wired.  (also the author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest)

Resources

Building Blocks for Domain of One’s Own (University of Mary Washington) – short modules that can be used by lecturers to explore key topics with students, e.g. digital identity, copyright & open licensing, etc.  

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice – building an open anthology of literature with students

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students 

Considering Openness: a vignette (video by Catherine Cronin)

NUI Galway

All Aboard – building digital knowledge, skills, confidence

Digital Champions – staff/student partnership, developing digital knowledge and skills

Exploring Domain of One’s Own – 2017 workshop at NUI Galway with Jim Groom 

Institutional policies on openness

NUI Galway – Open Access policy 

University of Cape Town – Intellectual property policy and Open access policy

University of Edinburgh – Open educational resources policy

* UPCOMING EVENTS * 

Annual CELT Symposium – June 15, 2018

Design for Learning: Teaching and Learning Spaces in Higher Education

Speakers: Donna Lanclos, Alastair Blyth, Lorna Campbell

CELT seminar and workshops – May 1, 2018

Open Learning, Infectious Creativity, & the Future of Connected Collaboration

Speakers: Alan Levine & Mia Zamora

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