Research course

Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry

October

Course content

Open educational practices involve the use of open educational resources and open technologies that facilitate collaborative and flexible learning. They aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning and promote innovative educational practices that often involve the learners as co-producers on their lifelong learning path.

Open education initiatives have had a considerable influence on the practice of language teaching and learning in recent years. Now also a growing research area, practices such as sharing, re-use, the use of creative commons and other open licenses, and new modes of learning such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) or student participation in online peer production communities (such as Wikipedia or the TED Open Translation Project), have received attention from educators and communication experts.

Potential supervisors:

Department specialisms

Volunteer translation communities online MOOCs for language learning, translation and professional development Motivation in language MOOCs Open educational resources and professional practices of language teachers Open education and informal language learning

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Anne Forward
Email
creet-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655364