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Ariana's Open Learning Timeline

  • Historical Roots of Open Learning

    Historical Roots of Open Learning
    History of open learning, and the ideas, concepts on how it came to be part of modern education is intriguing. It’s a concept that has been evolving for decades, but is still slowly catching on. Development of new technology helps advance open learning. Open learning is based on the principle that sharing information is easily accessible instead of restricted because of private ownership.
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    Open Learning Momentum

    Development of new software and technology has contributed to the steady momentum of open education. However, the barriers of copyright laws, and even the perception if it’s “free” then the quality is poor. There is more demand than ever for “high-quality” OER (Gurrell, Wiley, 2009).
  • Tradition of Learning

    Tradition of Learning
    Traditionally, education is sharing knowledge which is the foundation of learning. With increased exposure, the educator gains more viewers or personal gain because their material is more widely available. There are countless ways the movement of open learning benefits students, educators and the entity. However, financial constraints, copyright laws have become increased barriers for access to open learning. {https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02680510802625443}
  • Mainstream Education & Barriers

    Mainstream Education & Barriers
    There are many challenges facing open education. The more knowledge that everyone involved has about these challenges, the more collaboration will happen to strengthen the resources needed to sustain open education for generations to come. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01587919.2017.1369350
  • Sustainability of Open Learning

    Sustainability of Open Learning
    It’s understandable to want something to be free, and also have content that is of substance. However, that is not realistic. Open education is continuing to develop new software, more content, and more users. In order to make it available with the promise that it’s affordable, funding is needed for the sustainability of open education for future learners. [http://www.ijklo.org/Volume3/IJKLOv3p029-044Downes.pdf]
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    Online Education

    The demand of online learning is growing in volume, and now there is more pressure for companies, universities, to develop content that is innovative and high quality. However, a big complaint from students is that the software that is available and content is not creative or innovative. The conversation continues on the best practices to increase both openness and innovation in online learning. [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02680513.2020.1713737]
  • Open Learning 2.0

    Open Learning 2.0
    This is an important time in the development of open education. With new technology and more companies being adaptable to the use of OER, there is a lot of potential for creative and innovative ideas for the next level of open education.
  • Influences of Open Education

    Influences of Open Education
    It’s important to remember the origin of open learning/education in order to understand the influences that shape how open education is today. The foundation of open learning still exists, but with the growth of many platforms for people to access education, some of the quality has been lost, and there is more of a financial cost added.
  • Open Learning and Attribution

    Open Learning and Attribution
    Creating platforms to host open education has rapidly increased over the years. We have learned that open is not free. In order for educators to agree to share their material to the world, they do need to have the appropriate licensing in place. The more ease to access materials, the more need for careful monitoring on how the content is being used or attributed. [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02680510903482132?src=recsys&]
  • Next Level Learning

    Next Level Learning
    The next steps and future for open education is developing new educational technology that is innovative and expansive. Having access to more OER, increases more learning for students and an opportunity for educators to adapt to new technology.