Openness and Education: A Beginner’s Guide

Produced by Katy Jordan, Martin Weller, Vivien Rolfe and Irwin DeVries, this document builds on recent research undertaken to trace the history of openness in education, and maps the different ways of thinking about open education that have come to bear on the field we see today.

Mapping of themes across time aims to provides those new to the field with a useful overview of the history and introduction to the concept of openness, and ways to explore the literature further. Each section of this document will summarise the nature of one of the themes, and its relationship to the broader network. Additionally, the document provides an annotated bibliography, through summaries of five of the most influential publications across a range of perspectives in each theme.

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