Open Education through Cultural Lenses Part 1 – Policies and Protocols


The focus of this post is to discuss the ways in which cultural competence approaches can safeguard traditional cultures and enhance open education practices when sharing Indigenous knowledges. This includes issues related to the cultural ownership of information, intellectual property rights for traditional owners, cultural safety of artefacts, and forms of reciprocity within education technology … Continue reading Open Education through Cultural Lenses Part 1 – Policies and Protocols

Open Educational Resources (OER) University: Making Education Accessible For All


uImagine was very fortunate to have Wayne Mackintosh, UNESCO / ICDE Chair in OER and Director of the OER Foundation, present a session about his work with OERu.  Wayne is a strategy innovator with a passion for open sourcing education. The OERu makes education accessible to everyone.  Coordinated by the OER Foundation, OERu is an independent, not-for-profit … Continue reading Open Educational Resources (OER) University: Making Education Accessible For All

Open Practice for Inclusive and Accessible Teaching


CSU is offering new academic staff members the opportunity to undertake a module on Open Educational Practice as part of the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GCLTHE) course.  This is now available to academics enrolled in 201930 session. As part of subject EEL521 Scholarly Learning and Teaching, participants are asked to … Continue reading Open Practice for Inclusive and Accessible Teaching

Using OERs in an open education subject: A reflection


EEL426 Adoption of Open Educational Practices was revised prior to 201890 session.   This is a 4 unit, six week subject in the Master of Leading Online, Open and Distance Education. It was paired with EEL421 Globalisation, Development and Open and Distance Learning (also revised).  Although there was a focus on higher education, students were able to … Continue reading Using OERs in an open education subject: A reflection

Open… it may be too soon to tell


There is a gap between where we are as a global society with respect to education and where we need to be in order to achieve social equity and global economic growth.  Did you realise, for example, there are 750 million people over 15 who cannot read or write? There are also 260 million children … Continue reading Open… it may be too soon to tell

Celebrate Open Education Week 2019 with us


Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one the most foremost global events recognising high achievement and excellence in open education. This is a week-long event that features … Continue reading Celebrate Open Education Week 2019 with us