OpenEd MOOC Archive

This website serves as an archive of the content from LINK.OEx: An Introduction to Open Education. The videos and content from the course are offered here for those that want to learn at their own pace, or for instructors that would like to reuse it in their own courses. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Week 1: Why Open Matters

Objectives

The objectives for Week 1: Why Open Matters are:

  • Describe the core arguments for open education made by its proponents.
  • Detail the evolution of openness in education.

Instructor Videos

Content and Articles

Course Participant Open Reflections

Optional Video

Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons

The objectives for Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons are:

  • Effectively argue why protection of “intellectual property” is important and useful
  • Explain the purpose of copyright (in the US)
  • Critically evaluate the degree to which current copyright law appropriately balances limited incentives to creators and free public access to their works
  • Define the public domain
  • Describe the three components of a functioning Commons

Instructor Videos

Content and Articles

Course Participant Open Reflections

Week 3: The 5R’s, CC, and Open Licensing

The objectives for Week 3: The 5R’s, CC, and Open Licensing are:

  • Describe the scope of permissions for openness based on Wiley’s 5R model
  • Define the four conditions of Creative Commons licenses
  • Explain the six Creative Commons licenses

Instructor Videos

Content and Articles

Course Participant Open Reflections

Week 4: Creating, Finding and Using OERs

The objectives for Week 4: Creating, Finding and Using OERs are:

  • Evaluate models of content creation and settings in which each is preferable
  • Explore the process of finding, assessing, and integrating OERs

Instructor Videos

Content and Articles

Course Participant Open Reflections

Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness

The objectives for Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness are:

  • Describe high-level findings from peer-reviewed research on the impact of OER adoption
  • Critically examine the state of peer-reviewed research on the impact of OER adoption
  • Introduce learners to prominent research groups (i.e. OERHub)

Instructor Video

Content and Articles

Course Participant Open Reflections

Week 6: The Next Battle for Openness: Data, Algorithms, and Competency Mapping

The objectives for Week 6: The Next Battle for Openness: Data, Algorithms, and Competency Mapping are:

  • Detail how openness is morphing by publishers focusing on value adds and “soft-lock-in”
  • Describe how algorithms and analytics create lock-in
  • Detail the need for openness in analytics and why transparency matters here

Instructor Video

Content and Articles

Course Participant Open Reflections