If open is the answer, what is the question? ... preparing for #oer16


  1. Those of us working in and thinking about open education -as educators, researchers, and/or policy makers- know that the terrain is fraught with confusion. Many of our conversations with those wanting to understand more about open education revolve around two questions: What does it mean?, and What does it mean for me? Yet, even amongst open practitioners there is a diversity of assumptions and motivations about openness. That's what prompted my question: If open is the answer, what is the question? Many thanks to all who participated in the discussion, both in the blog and via Twitter (summarised below).
  2. I'll explore this question further (with the help of everyone participating in the conference, hopefully!) during my keynote at the OER16 conference next month. We'll also discuss this briefly in an OER16 preview webinar hosted by ALT on Friday, March 11th at 12:30. Please join us: