Just like last year, a selection of papers of the Open Education Global Conference are published in the ICDE Journal Open Praxis. Open Praxis is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. Open Praxis is published by ICDE and is under the editorship of Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain.
According to the editors the selected papers presented in this issue are a good example of some trends they currently find in the field of open education:
- The increasing number of research and showcases with a focus on openness, providing a rigorous basis for getting recommendations, lessons learned, highlights.
- The relevance of open educational practices, a step beyond open educational resources and open courses.
- The core position of open education within the transformation of higher education, and the relevance of institutional strategies which include "open" to do so.
Here is the list of papers:
Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach
Carina Bossu, Wendy Fountain
- The Open Library at AU (Athabasca University): Supporting Open Access and Open Educational Resources
Colin Elliott, Elaine Fabbro
Recommendations on Formative Assessment and Feedback Practices for stronger engagement in MOOCs
Nikolaos Floratos, Teresa Guasch, Anna Espasa
Using an ‘open approach’ to create a new, innovative higher education model
Susan Huggins, Peter Smith
Using Open Educational Practices to Support Institutional Strategic Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship
Thomas Carey, Alan Davis, Salvador Ferreras, David Porter
Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects: IACAPAP, VCPH and Physiopedia
Tony Coughlan, Leigh-Anne Perryman
Book review: Book review of The Battle for Open