Open educational resources, open online courses (eventually ‘massive’) and open tools like blog, twitter and open forums offer a potentially rich source to use in education. It enables active learning and a more tailor-made approach of education. When teachers are aware of the opportunities open online education can offer they are able to make an informed choice to use them optimal when designing a course. To enable this, basic knowledge of the many manifestations of openness in education is needed. In the end, their range of teaching methods is enlarged.
To realize this, a toolkit was developed for organizing a workshop on these topics. The toolkit can be used by anyone interested in organizing this workshop in their own institution.
Fontys University of Applied Sciences