What Is Open Education

  • Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:19 by aatif

Open education is to expand education learning throughout the world by sharing and re-mixing of educational resources. People who support the open education system believe that everyone in this world should have to access high-quality educational experiences and resources. Therefore it is important for individuals and institutions to share digital learning and teaching resources over the Internet without any cost.

The idea of open educations is not new. Free and open sharing are prominent characteristics of education. Characteristics of education are sharing knowledge, share insights information, share new ideas, etc. Internet play important role in free education planning. By utilizing the power of the internet we spread free learning throughout the world.

How Open Education Can Take

Open education can take through different ways. Let's see some of this way.

Open education can take by the free or low-cost school, college, or university educational institute.
Open education can take by open access to programs that lead to full, recognized qualifications.
Open education can take data open to anyone to use, reuse, and redistribute.
Open education can take by open textbooks, online textbooks which are free for use.
Open education can take place by research papers are made available online for free downloading.
Open education can take educational resources that instructors or learners can use for free.

Open Educational Resources

The foundation of open education is open educational resources(OER), which provides material for teaching and learning, provides software tools and services. It gives freedom of open development and reuse of content, tools, and services. Open educational resources allow their users to freely retain, reuse, revise, redistribute and remix educational material.

Benefits Of Using Open Educational Resources

It saves the cost of students.
It provides access to more quality choices.
It provides guide material for course preparations.
It provides visibility of your research work to a huge audience.
It provides the author's scholarly work for scrutiny to others.
Enhance the availability of educational materials and increase its use.'
It enhances best practices internationally.