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Ecologies of Open Resources and Pedagogies of Abundance

Littlejohn, Allison and McGill, Lou (2015). Ecologies of Open Resources and Pedagogies of Abundance. In: Gros, Begoña; Kinshuk and Maina, Marcelo eds. The Future of Ubiquitous Learning: Learning Designs for Emerging Pedagogies. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Berlin: Springer, pp. 115–130.

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Learning exists in diverse places—education, work and interest-based activities—and in many different forms. The move towards opening access to learning courses provides learners with the possibility to bring together learning opportunities from diverse sites. However, there is a danger in narrowly viewing learning as the acquisition of resources. This view restricts benefits of open resources to experienced, self-regulated learners. This chapter analyses diverse pedagogies that enable learners to capitalise on digital, open resources. It calls for a fundamental rethink of our cultural view of learning and teaching, focusing attention on how we encourage learners to create and navigate their own pathways, placing the self-regulation of learning as the norm.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-662-47723-8, 978-3-662-47723-6
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OER Programme: Evaluation & SynthesisNot SetHEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)
Keywords: open educational practice; open educational resources; open courses; MOOCs; open resources; open pedagogy; OER
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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Item ID: 46386
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 09:09
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