Special Elective for Summer 2016
Space is still available in an exciting new summer elective offered during the second 7-week summer session. The session starts June 27 and ends August 14.
EDTECH 597: Introduction to Opennness
Class Number: 42131
Instructor: Dr. Fred Baker
This is an interactive project driven course emphasizing the design and development of your own usable projects that incorporate elements of openness. In this course, you will have the opportunity to…
- Create a Major Instructional Artifact That Fits YOUR Personal/Professional Needs and Incorporates Openness
*The major project for the course is an instructional product that you design based on what you need, or are already working on. You will integrate concepts of openness into the product you choose to create. Ideally, this will be a teach-ready artifact that you can put into immediate use.
- Build a Personal Library of Practical/Free Education Tools & Resources
*Many are open source, cross platform, or are repositories for tools and resources.
- Gain Knowledge & Experience Using the Human-Centered Design/Design Thinking Model
*A design model that has been growing steadily in prevalence and use in design.
- Examine Alternative Perspectives On Education and Instructional Design
*Discover other ways that education has been/is being approached.
- Experience the Benefits and Issues of Working in the Open, Within a Controlled Environment
*We will work openly and provide feedback collaboratively on the majority of assignments within the confines of the course.
- Explore the Implementation of Different Learning Theories & Teaching Practices (e.g., Constructivist Practices, Connectivist Course Design, etc.)
*Examine ways that select learning theories are being implemented in various designs.
- Gain Hands-On Experience with Communication & Collaboration Around Design
*You will work individually and collaboratively on designing artifacts, providing feedback, and working through small projects.
- Develop Models for Thinking About and Understanding the Various Elements of Openness Impacting Higher Education
*e.g. open access research, journal directories, publishing models, etc.; open educational resources, repositories, textbooks, open licensing, etc.; open teaching models, MOOCS, practices, strategies, open scholarship, personal learning environments and networks, etc.; open source software, examples, history, concepts impacting education and openness, etc.