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The marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia

Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony (2014). The marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia. In: Open Educational Resources 2014, 28-29 Apr 2014, The Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK.

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A canyonesque gulf has long existed between open academia and many external subject communities. Since 2011, we have been developing and piloting the public open scholar role (Coughlan & Perryman 2012) - involving open academics discovering, sharing and discussing open educational resources (OER) with online communities outside formal education in order to help bridge this gulf. In 2013 we took the public open scholar into Facebook (Perryman & Coughlan, 2013) to reach an international audience of autism-focussed Facebook groups in India, Africa and Malaysia, with a combined membership of over 5000 people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The authors
Keywords: OER; open educational practices; inclusion; Facebook; informal learners; online communities
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 40425
Depositing User: Tony Coughlan
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 22:56
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