Below is a video of a presentation from Dr. Christopher Long, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts At Penn State (and contributor to this blog). Dr. Long has used blogs in his teaching of philosophy for several years. The presentation relates to the topics we have been discussing in class: community and identity, social disruption, blurring of boundaries between teacher and learner, and open education, just to start the list. You can also say that the same pedagogical model is being used in this class.
While watching this video, I was struck with how the notion of open educational resource is not confined to the idea of free textbooks or recordings of lectures. Open education can be a living, breathing ongoing educational collaboration open to the world. For example, anyone in can participate to some degree in this class just by reading and engaging in the open discussion on this blog, taking part in shaping the educational experience.
Here’s the video: