#EDEN14 Open learning with an open culture of sharing – success factors


Ebba Ossianilsson, Lund University, Sweden

it’s about opening up minds to new learning methods and increased use of OERs so that materials are available to all. 50 shades of openness… How open is open? Need to bring the digital revolution into education. Question should not be ‘what can MOOCs do?’, but ‘what should MOOCs do?’ How do we design learning for learners in the 21st Century?  Develop digital literacy, critically analysing online information etc.   Universities play a key role, as educational content provider, for certification and accreditation, as research hubs etc. Learning analytics – need to develop skills and understanding of what LA can provide in support.

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About sharonslade

Dr Sharon Slade is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the Open University in the UK working to support both tutors and students on Open University distance learning modules and programmes. Her research interests encompass ethical issues in learning analytics and online learning and tuition. Project work includes the development of a student support framework to improve retention and progression and the development of a university wide tool for tracking students and triggering relevant and targeted interventions. She led the development of new policy around the ethical use of learning analytics within the Open University, UK.
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