Unlocking the Potential #h817open

“Unlocking the Potential” by Wayne Barry. Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA
“Unlocking the Potential” by Wayne Barry. Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA

The above visual representation of “openness in education” depicts the types of “open” formats, that currently exist, such as “open education“, “open source“, “open access publishing“, etc. and lists those characteristics that are seen to exemplify the “open movement“. Finally, the image itself resembles a key that is able to open, or unlock, these potentials.


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