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Inclusion in, and exclusion from, open education communities

Lane, Andrew; Comas-Quinn, Anna and Thomson, Simon (2014). Inclusion in, and exclusion from, open education communities. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014(2), article no. 1.

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This special issue is the fifth devoted to Open Educational Resources (OER) and the fourth to be drawn from papers presented at the annual UK-based OER conference. For this special issue, the editors selected papers from the OER14 conference, held in Newcastle in April 2014. The main conference theme was ‘Building communities of open practice’ with further themes on MOOCs and open courses; academic practice, development and pedagogy; open policy, research, scholarship and access; and students as users and co-creators. As open education matures it will be the communities we develop that make a difference to the success (or failure) of transforming education through openness. The five chosen papers in this special issue exemplify one facet of building communities of open practice – how people may, in theory and in practice, be included in or excluded from such communities despite the potential of the openness on offer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1365-893X
Extra Information: Newcastle OER 2014 (Special Issue)

2 pp.
Keywords: open education; OER15; OER
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Education and Language Studies > Languages
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 41676
Depositing User: Anna Comas-Quinn
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 16:57
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