Share Paper: Openness in Education, Systems Thinking, and the Practitioner

  1. Anita Zijdemans Boudreau, Pacific University, College of Education, United States
Wednesday, June 25 3:25-3:45 PM B3110

Abstract: Openness in education can be illustrated as expressions of iterative socio-technological innovations that reduce barriers and create multiple opportunities for practice. Through the convergence of collective intelligence and ICTs, particularly Internet-based applications, openness has been reincarnated as the “new paradigm of social production in the global knowledge economy” (Peters, 2008, p. 10). The ensuing open education renaissance—proliferated through open source, open access, open content, and MOOCs—has disrupted the insular worldview of the traditional academy and reignited debate about the purpose and future of formal education. This paper suggests that thinking of openness as a system, to examine both the whole ...