KEYNOTE: Open practices: Inclusion, Innovation or Implementation (Gráinne Conole)

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Dr Simon Ball
16 January 2015

Digital technologies offer a variety of ways in which learners can interact with multimedia and ways in which they can communicate and collaborate with others. A core characteristic of social and participatory media is the notion of openness. The talk will critique the concept of openness and consider the implications of adopting open practices for learning, teaching and research. It will consider how open practices can support inclusive practices, particularly through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It will argue that open practices can lead to more innovative practices, enhancing the learner experience. It will also discuss the barriers to adoption and mechanisms for better take up and adoption.

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Gráinne Conole
1:22pm 4 February 2015


Looking forward to talking at the conference! Hope everyone enjoys it! Looks like a great programme!

Gráinne Conole
1:54pm 7 February 2015


Hi everyone I enjoyed the conference today and I'm very glad the technology actually worked in the end. The conference programme looks great! Good luck with the rest of it, I will try and dip in from time to time!

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