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Open educational practice: Caveat Emptor

Naidu , Som (2017) Open educational practice: Caveat Emptor. In: Ethics in Higher Education: Values-driven Leaders for the Future., South Africa, pp. 287-305. ISBN 9782889311651

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The case for open educational resources and massive open online courses is clearest and strongest when seen within the broader conversation around open educational practice. This comprises open access to educational opportunity, and alternative modes of learning as well as engagement with open scholarship. While the case for access to educational opportunity and approaches to various modes of open learning are now widely recognized and accepted, the case for engagement with open scholarship is not entirely clear and convincing. This chapter explores the major confounds around the case for open scholarship to separate the hype from the facts, and shed light on ethical and moral issues surrounding engagement with open educational practices. Implications of these practices for the roles, responsibilities and commitments of universities as well as other educational institutions in society, and the framing of a values driven and future-proofed curriculum for them are outlined and discussed.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)
Depositing User: Som Naidu
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2018 22:53
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2018 22:53

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