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Gästtalarna är välkända namn inom öppen utbildning: Catherine Cronin (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Irland) och Martin Weller (Open University, UK). Jag kommer att vara moderator för sessionen.
Open education is advocated by many as a means of improving educational effectiveness, access, and equity. However, openness in education is increasingly under threat. More platforms and tools are raising paywalls and several MOOC platforms are already experimenting with fees for access to course material, thus making the open aspect of MOOC redundant. In addition, data breaches, misinformation, and pervasive surveillance practices are now endemic on the open web. Thus, the concept of open practice also can be viewed as a means of fuelling data capitalism and eroding privacy.
Webbinariet ingår i European Distance Learning Week. Mer information om hela veckans program kommer snart.