Open Professional Learning Series

Join the u!magine and the Scholarship in Online Learning Group (SOLG) as we host a Professional Learning Series on Open Education.

This series is the lead up to the weImagine:Open season which will be held October-November 2018.

The Open Professional Learning series consists of three 1hr online sessions. The format will be number of short presentations followed by Q&A and general discussion. Participant preparation for each session involves the pre-reading of one journal article to inform the discussion.


What is Open?

Thursday 9 August 2018 at 12:00pm

Julie Lindsay

Val Peachey

Leanne White

The concept and practice of open education is still relatively new and CSU is now an active player in this space. This introductory session will discuss the multifaceted open learning and open educational arena including: processes (what is open? why is learning now open?); practices (who is open? what is the local and global outreach?); and platforms (how are open courses designed and where can you find them?). Presented by Julie Lindsay, Val Peachey and Leanne White from the u!magine Open Pathways team.

Stagg, A., Nguyen, L., Bossu, C., Partridge, H., Funk, J., & Judith, K. (2018). Open Educational Practices in Australia: A First-phase National Audit of Higher EducationThe International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning, 19 (3). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i3.3441

Becoming open

Thursday 27 September 2018 at 12:00pm

Julie Lindsay - Open Pathways Design Leader

Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury - Online Learning Designer

This session shifts the ‘What is open?’ discussion to ‘Becoming open’. We explore the continuum of increasing openness and the dimensions of open education practice in terms of networking, teaching practice, values and designing for learning. We also explore the framing of open pedagogy through the balancing of privacy and openness, developing digital literacies, valuing social learning, and challenging traditional teaching roles. We draw on examples of our experiences with CSU Open Pathways courses, and highlight issues that may challenge academics in becoming open.

Cronin, C. (2017). Openness and praxis: Exploring the use of open educational practices in higher education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i5.3096

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Panel Session: Open Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday 31 October 2018 at 12:00pm

In this session on open education, a select panel will discuss challenges and opportunities from different vantage points including design, marketing, and academic. This session will also launch the weimagine:Open season, with u!magine hosting a number of professional learning and community events around the theme of open learning and open educational practice in the following 4 weeks. Panel chair: Professor Val Peachey.

Bossu, C., & Stagg, A. (2018). The potential role of Open Educational Practice policy in transforming Australian higher educationOpen Praxis, 10(2), 145-157. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.835

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