Welcome to IPT 531: Introduction to Open Education

This website supports the Fall 2018 offering of IPT 531: Introduction to Open Education at Brigham Young University, taught by David Wiley and Olga Belikov. And because it’s published openly, it also contains all the information you need to participate informally in the class. You can read the readings, watch the videos, create and share the artifacts, and participate in the course discussions on Twitter, blogs, and elsewhere.

To get started, use the links on the top right to read the Course Philosophy, How the Course Works, Course Technologies, and the Course Readings.

By the time you finish this course, you will among other things:

  • be familiar with the main ideas of open education,
  • understand the key problems open education attempts to solve and the progress made to date on solving those problems,
  • gain a working knowledge of open licensing,
  • recognize the synergies between open education and related fields like open access, open data, and open source software,
  • leverage the affordances of openness in the service of new pedagogies,
  • leverage the affordances of openness in the continuous improvement of learning resources,
  • think critically and clearly about the issues preventing open education from having a broader impact, and
  • contribute to the solution of these issues.