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How open should openTEL be? How interdisciplinary?

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Rebecca Ferguson
15 May 2017

Eileen Scanlon (with others)

The openTEL priority research area, which is known most to CALRG members as the source of the openTEL PhD studentships, and host of events such as bidding and writing workshops, and lightning talk presentations is entering its second year of operation. In this presentation I will give an update on other activities being developed within the group and reflect on particular themes which are coalescing due to shared interests of this cross Faculty activity, such as citizen science, learning design and inclusion. I will also reflect on a number of shared ways of working and seek ideas for developing these further. In that regard I expect examples of interdisciplinarity (Scanlon and Taylor, 2016) and openness (Mc Andrew et al., 2017) in research work in TEL will be discussed.

Scanlon, Eileen and Taylor, Josie (2016). Is technology enhanced learning an interdisciplinary activity? In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016 (Cranmer, S.; Dohn, N. B.; de Laat, M.; Ryberg, T. and Sime, J. A. eds.), pp. 129–133.
McAndrew, Patrick; Pitt, Rebecca; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Farrow, Robert and Weller, Martin (2017). What Can OER Do for Me? Evaluating the Claims for OER. In: Jhangiani, R. S. and Biswas-Diener, R. eds. Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. London, UK : Ubiquity Press, pp. 67–78


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