For the fourth year the SURF special interest group Open Education has written a trend report. This year the focus is on Open and Online Education.
In 10 chapters and 8 intermezzos various Dutch experts gave their views on current trends in (Dutch) higher education. The team of editors (Marjon Baas (Saxion Hogescholen), Janina van Hees (SURFnet), Ria Jacobi (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), Martijn Ouwehand (TU Delft), Robert Schuwer (Fontys Hogescholen), Fred de Vries (Open Universiteit) and Nicolai van der Woert (Radboudumc)) have done a good job in combining all the articles to a comprehensive report.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Open Education Special Interest Group and SURFnet have prepared a trend report outlining the latest dynamic developments in the area of open content, open education and – as of this year – online (but not necessarily open) education. How is open education impacting campus education? Which new target groups are finding themselves drawn to open and online education, what are their specific needs, and how is the higher education sector responding to these demands? Effective online education requires valid online testing procedures. What are the available options in this regard? Is there demand for a nationwide infrastructure in support of open and online education, and – if so – what form should this take? How can learning analytics be applied in online education, and what are the relevant challenges in this regard? What are the key points on the international open education research agenda? What are the available platforms for online education? This trend report features a broad overview of perspectives from various experts, in the form of articles and brief intermezzos.
The topics that are discussed in the report are:
- Why Open and Online Education? On bildung and human capital
- Beyond the pioneering phase: moving towards the adoption of open education
- Opportunities to embed open and online education in campus education
- Reaching new target groups through open and online education
- Effective online education requires valid online assessment procedures
- Where is the Dutch OER librarian?
- From lecturer professionalisation to education development
- Connection various froms of opennness: seeking a stronger value proposition
- Whish list for cross-institutional open and online education services
- grand challenges for learning analytics and open & online education
For TU Delft it is important to share our knowledge and experience. So we had a strong involvement in the writting of the report. We had involvement in the bold chapters above.