Catalog 2021-2022

EME 613 Open Learning Environments in the 21st Century

The field of educational technology has been heavily impacted by this new reality; the promise of open source and the reverberations of open content have forced colleges and universities to reconsider the ways in which they invest in technology for education. Whereas openness is a new business model, bringing with it new fears and new opportunities, it is also a chance for faculty to take their work to a new audience. Open education allow for innovation in how educators prepare to teach, how learners negotiate knowledge from the information they are encountering, and how courses can have an impact on the broader field of study. To break open the practice of open education and what it means moving into the 21st century, concepts of Openness as Transparent Practice, Open Curricula, Open Learners and Open Accreditation shall be deconstructed.