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The Changing Value of Knowledge

Speaker: Cristobal Cobo

Location: The Grass

 

 

Foreword from Cristobal Cobo:

“The notion of openness in education is usually associated just with resources – whether content or technologies – and initiatives in tis field have often focused too narrowly on the mere generation of those resources, paying little attention to the “social life” of materials and relevant cultural practices.

Open Educational Resources (OER) and, most recently, the so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), among other open education initiatives, seem to be reshaping the value of content in Higher Education (HE).

However, it is worth reflecting on the extent to which offering open content may be considered disruptive these days. In this presentation I will argue that we need to go beyond the content-centered focus of OER and look at the contexts of learning, both inside and outside of formal education. That means to better articulate at least three key dimensions: content, containers (platforms,technologies), and context.”

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Cristobal Cobo
Associate Researcher – Oxford Internet Institute
Cristobal is an academic and works with a trans-disciplinary group of PhD specialists in areas of knowledge generation and transfer, digital skills, future of learning, creativity, innovation and digital culture. He has collaborated in these topics with more than 25 countries.

 

Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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