May 7 #ABOERJC Discussion Questions

Our next Twitter chat will be hosted by Rosemarri Klamn (@KlamnJam)

Article: Funk, J. & Mason, J. (2015). Open Education Practices and 21CC: Positioning their Significance. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education. China: Asia-Pacific Society for Computer in Education.  Retrieved from

1.     Funk & Mason (2015) emphasize the significance of OEP to 21CC (skills), especially in marginalized learner populations of the Northern Territory in Australia.  Do you see a connection between OEP and 21cc in your jurisdiction? Other jurisdictions? How so?

2.     Authors give examples of how OEP is practiced by the Yolngu people of Australia, connecting Learning On Country concepts (p. 289) to develop Indigenous Fisheries Training practices (p.291). What role do culture and technology play in offering DE and OEP to isolated communities? How does this connect to skills training?

3.     Australia (AU) and Canada (CA) have similar challenges with offering educational opportunities to students in isolated communities.  Are you aware of ways that CA uses OEP? Have you experienced designing or delivering learning for isolated/indigenous communities?

4.     Authors extend OER by emphasizing process, competence, application, and qualification vs. experience in developing innovative skills training strategies (p.288).  Do these concepts resonate with your understanding of OEP? Of preparing learners for the workforce?  

5.     Common 21CC are communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative/enterprise, planning/organizing, self-management, learning skills, and technology.  Are you able to use OEP to shape these skills in your course design and delivery?

#ABOERJC April 2, 2019

Discussion of Rajiv Jhangiani’s article “Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy,” facilitated by @marcpsinger.

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April 2, 2019 Twitter chat discussion questions

Questions for #aboerjc on Jhangiani’s article “Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

  1. Is the Open Ed Movement still a “movement”? What does it mean for an idea or approach to be a movement?
  2. Is there a meaningful difference between “open” and “free” from a student’s point of view?
  3. Should all #OER advocates become #OEP advocates? What if they don’t?
  4. What examples of effective #OEP have you encountered or used?
  5. Jhangiani quotes the proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Is this possible, given the variety of contexts in which OER functions?