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I hope you all had a relaxing Easter. We are exploring the meaning of open education this week, a very important subject for Otago Polytechnic and many educational organisations around the world.

I am very pleased to announce that Leigh Blackall is our speaker this week for the web conference.  Leigh used to teach this course at Otago Polytechnic, and now works in Sport Studies and the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. He will be talking about the principles and practices of Open Education. This is a great opportunity to hear about this subject direct from someone who has worked in this area for a long time, and is really passionate about the practice of open education. You can read all about his activities on his blog.

Date and time: Thursday 5 May: 15:00-16:30.
Venue: the usual web conference link for the course. Remember to have a microphone and speakers (or headset) so you can join in the conversation.

Leigh is the author of this wonderful resource: Open Education Practices: A User Guide for Organisations
Activities this week include exploring the resource and attending the web conference. As well as:
Discuss on your blog:

  • a definition of open education practices;
  • some strategies you could use; and
  • why you believe open education resources and philosophies are important for teaching and learning. 
Remember to explore the Open Education Resource Foundation at Otago Polytechnic and Wikieducator to find out more about the vision for free education to all.


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