Week Two: What do you see as the promise of open learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?
First I would like to define open learning and what that means. This definition comes from the Open Learning in K-12 online and blended learning environment pg. 2, “Open learning is described as learning that occurs in a shared and transparent manner in which others can reuse, remix, and/or redistribute the evidence of learning with others.” So to me open learning is for anyone that wants to learn about something. It is open to anyone.
Pedagogy as define from dictionary.com is the function or work of a teacher; teaching. It is also the art or science of teaching. So this to me is teaching something. Philosophy is the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct, according to dictionary.com.
I would say that the promise of open learning is an emerging technology. “Emerging technology are used in nearly every field imaginable, with teacher training, instructional design, language learning, distance education, e-learning, adult education, and medical education prominently appearing on the list.” Veletsianos, G. (2010). I also can see opening learning as a pedagogy item because that is teaching and that is what open learning is doing. It is teaching to the open and to anyone who wants to learn.
I myself have not tried open learning but I think it is a wonderful concept and would be willing to try it if I had time to take other classes. My plate has been full for a while and I can’t take on more learning. I know when I have time I would love to learn Spanish. There is an open learning website that I was told about before where I can learn Spanish for free. How cool is that! Who knows what other types of open learning classes there are out there and the possibilities that you can learn.
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pedagogy. (2015). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pedagogy
Philosophy. (2015). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/philosophy
Veletsianos, G. (2010). A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education. Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press.