EEL426 Adoption of Open Educational Practices (4)

Online learning environments provide an unprecedented opportunity to increase student access to higher education. Although online learning has seen rapid growth in recent years, open education remains a relatively small percentage of the entire online offering today. Open educational resources hold the potential to reconfigure policy, course development, teaching/learning delivery, and accreditation. However, accomplishing this much-needed goal of greater access requires active participation and cooperation among governments, corporations and educational institutions from a broad spectrum of institutional settings.

This subject offers a detailed overview of the development of openness in education, current trends including creative commons licensing, IP addresses and technological developments, as well as future directions. Through a series of online discussions, desk research and interactive presentations, educators, managers and trainers from all sectors will be able to understand the benefits of open education
and harness it to benefit their own professional contexts.


Subject Outlines
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Session 3 (90)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define and apply how open education could be used within their educational context;
  • be able to evaluate how trends have influenced education and governments around the world comparing the factors that have affected change; and
  • be able to design, create and evaluate an open learning environment for their own practical application.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: The development of openess in education
  • Module 2: Current trends and developments in open education
  • Module 3: Future of open education and resources


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.