The Why and How of Open Education – With lessons from the openSE and openED Projects


This book is an introduction to Open Education (OE), giving practical guidance on the design and delivery of OE  courses while wrestling with  theoretical considerations of  this new and emerging domain. Educators are the main targets, but it will also be relevant to policy makers, senior education managers and the learning industry as a whole.

The book draws  from  three sources: first  from well-established online learning ecosystems, including  Open Source Software communities; second  from  existing Open Courses in traditional formal education and related design models such as the Meta-design framework (Fischer, 2007);  and third from EU funded  research and pilot projects: FLOSSCom  (2006-2008), openSE (2009-2011) and openED (2009-2012). This piloting work enabled a thorough analysis and modification of assumptions that emerged from sources one and two.

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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