Wide Open Spaces: the Pros and Cons of Open Education

25 June, 2015

The infographic was suggested to us by the company Value Colleges. Believing that educational field is in need of more agencies and more new players, we are posting this view of Open Education. Your comments are welcome, as always.

Open education is defined as, “the institutional practices and initiatives that broaden access to learning and training through formal education systems”. The two main systems of open education is Open Educational Resources and Massively Open Online Courses. Learn just how hugely open education is catching on. The pros of open education lie with it being more iterative and interactive with online communities, live feedback, student services and more. Regardless of educational background and history, only about 4% of students actually complete an entire MOOC. In the future there will be better ways to identify students and enhance the instructional quality of the programs. 75 percent of students said they enrolled in a MOOC because it was free and nearly half said they would take another course if it cost a small amount, but only 18 percent were willing to pay a larger sum. University presidents have different views on open education, most agreeing that it can foster creative pedagogical studies.


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Joan7 September, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Siempre he pensado que la educación abierta era otra cosa, que tiene que ver más con la relación entre el alumno, el conocimiento y el professor. En la educación clásica, el professor es el que tiene la autoridad para decir que es lo que hay que estudiar. La motivación es superar los examenes y los alumnos sienten que se les obliga a estudiar unas ideas determinadas y hay poco margen para discutir o analizar si el conocimiento es cierto.

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