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Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach


Bossu, C and Fountain, WG, Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach, Open Praxis, 7, (2) pp. 123-132. ISSN 2304-070X (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.2.197


Addressing the gap between global open educational resource (OER) proliferation and the slow adoption of OER and open educational practices (OEP) in Australian higher education, this paper focuses on a capacity-building project targeting academics, academic support staff and educational developers. The conception, design, development, piloting and evaluation of an open, online professional development micro course are detailed, highlighting key aspects of the open design and considerations for sharing and reuse across higher education institutions. The open micro course introduces five key OEP concepts through five contemporary curriculum design topics, using knowledge co-creation activities which engage learners in iterative shaping of the course, and generate artefacts for demonstration and recognition of learning. Opportunities for short to longer term capacity-building which leverage the micro course are also discussed, in response to significant shifts underway in higher education funding and professional development priorities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:academics, capacity-building, curriculum design, micro course, open educational practices, professional development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
UTAS Author:Fountain, WG (Dr Wendy Fountain)
ID Code:100791
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2015-05-28
Last Modified:2016-05-17
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