Research course

Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices

Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      48 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Mrs Anne Forward

          +44 (0)1908 655364