Last week my second of four columns as Multiliteracies Department Editor for JAAL was published. The column, titled Teaching, Learning, and Sharing Openly Online discusses the challenges and opportunities as educators and students teach and learn openly online.
Open learning is becoming a critical focus for K-12 technology-supported programs, both those strictly online as well as blended classroom practices extending into online environments. Open learning, also known as open education, can be defined as a set of practices, resources, and scholarship that are openly accessible, free to use and access, and to re-purpose.
We uploaded a pre-publication draft of the column to allow for review, remix, and commentary. Please click here for the Google Doc, or review below.
As a multimodal supplement to the column I assembled a group of experts and asked them four questions each about the column. You can review the videos below, and click through to learn more about each of the interviews.
Verena Roberts is a teacher, learner, advocate for many cool educational initiatives.
David Reinking is a researcher known for his work with formative and design experiments and how literacy is affected by technology. He is the Eugene T. Moore Professor of Teacher Education at Clemson University.
Don Wettrick is a father, educator, author, speaker, and innovator in the classroom. He is the innovation specialist at Noblesville High School outside of Indianapolis, IN.
Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. He works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, open policies, and the affordances of digital things to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources.
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