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Special Collection: EADTU 2017 Conference – Selected Papers Editorial Editorial Author: Martin Weller The Open University, GB About Martin IET X close Abstract The

Mapping the open education landscape: citation network analysis of historical open and distance education research

The term open education has recently been used to refer to topics such as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Historically its roots lie in civil approaches to education and open universities, but this research is rarely referenced or acknowledged in current interpretations. In this article the antecedents of the modern open educational...

Academics and Social Networking Sites: Benefits, Problems and Tensions in Professional Engagement with Online Networking

Profiles: iD X close Martin Weller The Open University, GB Profiles: iD X close Abstract The web has had a profound effect on the ways people interact, with online ... Online Networking. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018(1), 1. DOI: Jordan, Katy, and Martin Weller. 2018. Academics and Social Networking Sites: Benefits

MOOCs and the Silicon Valley Narrative

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have generated considerable media interest, more than other education initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OERs). In this article the author argues that this can be seen as an example of the battle for narrative in open education. MOOCs attracted media interest because they appealed to broader narratives such as "education is broken...

The Battle for Open - a perspective

In this article the author argues that openness in education has been successful in establishing itself as an approach. However, this initial victory should be viewed as part of a larger battle around the nature of openness. Drawing lessons from history and the green movement, a number of challenges for the open education movement are identified as it enters this new stage. The...

The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice

The OER Research Hub has been investigating the impact of OER, using eleven hypotheses, and a mixed methods approach to establish an evidence base. This paper explores the findings relating to teaching and learning. The findings reveal a set of direct impacts, including an increase in factors relating to student performance, increased reflection on the part of educators, and the...

Editorial: Introduction to Reusing Resources: Open for Learning

Educational Technology, Open University. X close Martin Weller The Open University, GB About Martin Professor, Institute of Educational Technology X close Abstract This special issue

The potential social, economic and environmental benefits of MOOCs: operational and historical comparisons with a massive ‘closed online’ course

Martin Weller 0 0 The Open University , United Kingdom Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have recently become a much discussed development within higher education. Much of this debate focuses on the

Digital Scholarship and the Tenure Process as an Indicator of Change in Universities

1698-580X 358 RUSC VOL. 9 No 2 | Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | Barcelona, July 2012 | ISSN 1698-580X 359 About the Author Martin Weller is a professor of Educational Technology at The Open

The openness-creativity cycle 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...

Using learning design as a framework for supporting the design and reuse of OER

Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA X close Martin Weller Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA X close Abstract The paper will ... and reuse of OER Gr‡inne Conole and Martin Weller The Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA UK

The Use of Narrative to Provide a Cohesive Structure for a Web Based Computing Course

Abstract: Narrative has long been used as an educational tool. This article explains how narrative, in the form of popular accounts, has been used to provide context, structure and broad appeal to a large-scale, entry-level university course on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This course is delivered via the web with online tuition. Students' responses to the use...