What is it about OER that resonates with your core values (personal or professional)?
Q2: Library ethos
For centuries, libraries served only private interests. Even today, some public and academic libraries around the world are “closed” to anyone without proper ID, while many are physically open to anyone from the public.
What do you see as the uniqueness’s of libraries to address social justice issues through OER?
Q3: Library neutrality
This vision is close to my heart, but acknowledges the persistence of power imbalances rendering unequal access to information. Libraries decide the language, format, and content of material is acquired; physical and digital access to the collection; etc.
There is no single place (physical or digital) that provides access to all information.
In the spirit of increasing access to OER, share your tips for finding OER. Post the URL and how you use that particular resource.
Q4: Any surprises?
Have you been surprised about the digital literacy skills librarians possess to overcome barriers to OER development and use? Share experiences working with libraries on OER projects.
Q5: Open in Closed
Without judgment, I’m interested in the choices authors make in publishing. If you’ve published on #OER #OEP topics in closed publications tell us why?
Is it for advocacy? Are there more closed publications in your area of research?
Q6: Having a side of OER?
For many, working with OER is not part of one’s regular work.
Tells what you think was successful or will need to change in your organization to reduce OER work from being a side hustle.
Q1: Welcome to #ABOERJC for Tues, March 3, 2020. Please tell us a little about yourself and why you are participating in the chat this evening. #EdTechEthics
Q2: In your opinion, what is your definition of open education? Do you have any links or digital resources that you could share to help clarify your definition? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q3: How do you espouse open ed in your learning context? Through access ? Collaboration? Creation of Knowledge? Integrating formal & informal learning practices? Pls give us some examples #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q4: In @catherinecronin ‘s article, Cronin suggests the article “ encourages moving beyond the binaries of open and closed” What are some of your perceptions of open and closed binaries in education? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q5: “Open education narratives have been criticised in each of these respects, as well as for an overall tendency towards idealism and optimism” Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q6: In your opinion, who defines openness? Who is included and who is excluded when education is ‘opened’, and in what ways? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q7: In your opinion, in what ways do specific #OpenEd initiatives achieve their stated aims of increasing access, fostering inclusivity, enhancing learning, developing capacity and agency, and empowering individuals, groups, and communities, if at all? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q8: Can open education initiatives, in practice, do the opposite of what they are intended to do? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Q9: How can you consider critical approaches to #OpenEd which seek to reframe learning to be participatory, emancipatory & more accessible? #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics
Thank you for participating in the #ABOERJC #EdTechEthics Cross- Canada Twitter Chat. Please consider following @catherinecronin and send her a tweet about your perspectives of her chapter 🙂
The Warp and the Weft of Open Education and Social Justice
Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams. (2019, 27 November 27). Paper presented at Open Education Global, Milan, Italy. Available under a CC-BY license
“By implication open education subscribes to notions of social justice, but implementation strategies and research often focus on economic injustice to the exclusion of cultural and political inequities. Moreover, despite altruistic motivations, open education activity may unintentionally reproduce many of the existing inequities that it seeks to change. Drawing upon the projects in which I am involved I will highlight the intertwinement of open education and social justice in projects in the global south, by illustrating ways of strengthening equitable access, cultural equality and political legitimacy.” Abstract from https://oeglobal2019.sched.com/event/Uh21/keynote-the-warp-and-weft-of-open-education-and-social-justice
1. What guides your development/use of OER or open education? Social justice? economic equity? Cultural diversity? Political inclusion?
2. How have you considered your own positionality when developing or using educational materials? Positionality is a declaration of your own background for the purposes of clarifying potential biases; for example, your ethnicity, socio-economic background, gender etc.
2. What are some other considerations you would include to promote social justice using OER and open education?
3. Are you aware of any initiatives in Canada to re-evaluate devalued knowledge? Can you think of any examples of a culturally inclusive open education project?
4. Since many OER resources and a lot of open research are in English, does this further promote cultural hegemony in countries whose first language is not English?
6. In terms of cultural and political hegemony, how can open education empower those who are seen as subordinate to the dominant power? Do you have any examples with respect to curricula, assessment and accreditation?
Thank you Dr. Robert Lawson for hosting #aboerjc discussion of Hodgkinson-William OE Global presentation on Open Education and Social Justice – Tuesday Jan 7 2020 @ 7pm MST
Erik Christiansen@eriksation·Replying to @rlawson545It certainly might. TU Delft’s #OCW is mostly English resources – despite being a Dutch institution. I’m curious what the solution is. Those dev #OER in NA likely don’t have much funding for translation. I think there needs to be a federal SSHRC equiv. for #OCW#aboerjc
Dr. Constance Blomgren@DocBlom·Participatory parity also includes consideration of issues such as connectivity, & access to digital tech. Without this economic access the cultural & political participation is substantially reduced. #aboerjc
Rosemarri Klamn, MAPC, CPHR@KlamnJam · Jan 7#aboerjc I like @CherylHW use of Fraser’s (2005) concept of social justice as ‘participatory parity’ economically, culturally and politically. That is their experience in Global South with many diverse ethnicities, languages, culture https://twitter.com/KlamnJam/statu
Isolated communities frequently have connectivity issues and may be under resourced. Yet as @johannafunk1 & Mason discuss land based connections are frequently stronger…#OER has the potential to be rised or remixed for such considerations. #aboerjc