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Transferability

How transferable are the models to other institutional contexts and subject disciplines? It is important to note that the models used in the open classes are not definitive and that there is no ONE model. Each class was adapted as appropriate to the course content, student needs and changing needs of open media professional education. These developments have led to …

Institutional support

What kinds of institutional support, departmental structures, strategies, policies and processes can support open education models? Coventry open media classes developed incrementally, an approach which did not, therefore, require wholesale institutional buy-in in the early stages but allowed the team to test things out and take smaller risks.  The Department’s Open Media Policy underpinned the developments and innovations as it …

Drivers

The open media classes at Coventry University evolved as a result of international, national and institutional influences. It is helpful to consider these drivers in more detail The emergence of Distributed Open Courses Networking technologies have the potential to transform learning and teaching from closed content-based approaches to open connected and collaborative experiences. Yet questions remain about how far open …