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Open education, open education resources, and massive open online courses

TitleOpen education, open education resources, and massive open online courses
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBelawati, T.
PublisherInternational Journal of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning
Volume7
Start Page1
Issue1
Pagination1-15
Date Published11/2014
ISSN1997-7034
Keywordsopen education, Open Educational Resources
Abstract

Open education is a concept of opening access to education to all. It is based on the belief that education and knowledge are public goods and that everyone has the right to access quality education. The practice of open education has been influenced and accelerated by the advancement of information and communication technology (ICT), which has also triggered the global movements on open source software, open content, open license, and open educational resources (OER). Together, these movements have given birth and nurtured a new culture of sharing. The growing number of OER providers proves that people are willing to share their creations, and many even totally give up their copyrights. And now, the movement has gone beyond OER and many providers are now offering the full range of open educational services, including what we now call Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Nevertheless, although MOOC initiatives continue to grow, people are still not sure whether MOOC will sustain as an education method due to several issues. This paper discusses the development of MOOC and its practices in extending the reach and access of education to the masses.

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