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Open by Degrees: A Case of Flexibility or Personalization?

Cooke, Helen; Lane, Andrew and Taylor, Peter (2018). Open by Degrees: A Case of Flexibility or Personalization? In: Stevenson, Carolyn ed. Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment. IGI Global, pp. 128–148.

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the history, development, and perceived value of The Open University UK’s BA/BSc (Hons) Open degree (hereafter referred to as “OUUK Open degree”) over the past half-century in the context of changing external pressures and addressing debates around the coherence and acceptance of such a personalized program of study. It touches on the changing views of “openness” over time, from the origins of The Open University’s “open entry” policy, through to ideas around flexibility of study, open education, and personalized learning. The chapter concludes with recommendations for other higher education institutions wishing to introduce a multidisciplinary open degree into their portfolio of curriculum.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2018 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-5225-5255-3, 978-1-5225-5255-0
Keywords: interdisciplinary; multidisciplinary; open educational resources
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Curriculum Innovation
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Item ID: 54750
Depositing User: Helen Cooke
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54750
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