The openness-creativity cycle in education: a perpsective

Weller, Martin (2012). The openness-creativity cycle in education: a perpsective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education



The nature of openness in education has transformed from just relating to open access to encompass a wide range of interpretations. This paper explores the concept of an ‘open scholar’ whose practice is shaped by digital and networked technologies. It is argued that openness represents an effective working method in this environment, and that creativity plays a key role in realising this. The relationship between creativity and open educational resources is outlined to demonstrate that there is a positive feedback loop between the two processes.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 33296
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1365-893X
  • Extra Information
  • 2012: JIME Special Issue on Open Educational Resoures. A special issue on OERs edited by Alannah Fitzgerald and Ester Ehiyazaryan
  • Keywords
  • open education; open access; creativity; reciprocity; digital scholarship
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Depositing User
  • Martin Weller