Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Nice article by Rajiv Jhangiani describing some of the essentially elements for a successful open education initiative. The article is based on his experience as the institutional lead for open educational practices at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in British Columbia which launched Canada's first two Zed Cred programs (known as Z Degrees in the U.S.) - that is, programs based completely on open educational resources. He points to the need for existing grassroots support for such an initiative, the need for care and feeding of that support, and the need for the institution to contribute "whether in the form of time releases or secondments, role re-designations or the creation of a designated position, or even necessary funding."

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