Another Block 2 activity and one I feel is really the start of a longer discussion rather than a completed artefact.
For this activity we were asked to choose two readings from a list of 6, all looking at the concept of openness and openness in education and to visually represent some of our takeaways.
Cormier (2013), What do you mean… open?
Bates (2015), ‘What do we mean by open in education?’
For my visual representation I have gone back to my old friend Coogle.it to create a colourful mind map.
Please click here to view the original version with clickable links
I can imagine going back to this mind map in time to edit but for the moment it has very much focused my attention on the concept of openness as a philosophy of education and helped finally quieten the idea of open = free. It’s also made me focus more on when we do use an open system the dynamic between it being more user or creator centric but what I would like to further consider is when the user-creator line becomes more blurred as we see with open resources which have social and collaborative learning as one of it main pedagogies.