Reflecting on Openness

Educon 2.6 got off to a great start tonight with the panel discussion on creating a more open and transparent world. As anticipated, the excellent panel presented a variety of views and thoughtful insights. I thought I would share a few points in an effort to encourage you to reflect on some of the points raised in the discussion.

  • Define openness.  What does this mean?   What are the different contexts?
  • Learners or students?
  • Valuing connnectedness
  • badges rather than marks/grades/pass. What might this mean for  future employers? higher ed?
  • MOOCs – making them really work and not continuing old patterns
  • vulnerability
  • technology to enable learning – it is all about HOW we use it

I have selected a few tweets from the 100’s that were posted that connect to these points.

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Will your reflections lead to change? renewed commitment to “the cause”? improved practice? attention to nurturing those around you? a more open approach? It is your journey. Make it worthy of the best student learning possible.

~Mark

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