|The notions of widening participation in education, reducing costs to students and institutions, and improving the quality of teaching and learning are deeply embedded into open culture.|
This Coffee Course will ask practitioners to consider the role of openness in their own work, and provide opportunities to re-evaluate (or re-visit) the value proposition of the university in a participatory and democratic society. It will do so by introducing the foundational ideas of open educational practice (OEP) and open educational resources (OER), how it has been used in Australia and internationally in higher education, and explore opportunities for integration into day-to-day teaching and learning activities.
The course is structured by using critical questions as a lens for engaging with resources about openness and how it might align with your existing work. There will be opportunities to extend your exploration and share with others, as well as participate in a broader conversation across a number of universities.
Coffee courses are completed in about 10 minutes a day over 1 week using the blog: http://anuonline.weblogs.anu.edu.au