OpenMed Course

Open Education: fundamentals and approaches.

A learning journey opening up Teaching in Higher Education

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September 25

Open Education Training Week (Torino)

25-29 September 2017, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
October 1

Module 1. Introducing Openness in Education

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise relevant concepts such as Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices, open content, open pedagogy, open assessment
  • Understand the potential advantages of adopting OER and open education approaches in different contexts
  • Recognize key milestones of OE movement


  • 1.1 Evaluate yourself as a potential Open Educator (take the OEF questionnaire)
  • 1.2  Explore the potential benefits of OE for you and your Institution

Project Work Step

Step 1: Make a pledge for opening up your course/teaching
October 10

Webinar Module 1

Webinar M1 “Introducing Openness in education”: 10 October 2017 at h18.00 CET with Lorna M. Campbell, Education Design & Engagement, University of Edinburgh
October 16

Module 2. Open Licensing and Copyright in education

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish between Copyright, Open Licences and Public Domain
  • Choosing and using Creative Commons licences
  • Reuse content released under different kinds of open licences
  • Identify Open Licences that fits to your own content


  • 2.1 Check your learning
  • 2.2 Online game on Creative Commons licensing
  • 2.3 Check your learning

Project Work Step

Step 2: Identify open licences that you will apply to your course
October 25

Webinar Module 2

Webinar M2 “Open Licensing and copyright in education”25 October 2017 at h18.00 CET with Cable Green, Creative Commons
November 1

Module 3. Opening Up Education through OER and MOOCs

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the main aspects defining the notion of OER
  • Effectively search for high quality OER relevant to your teaching
  • Reuse and adapt OER
  • Create and share OER
  • Recognise different interpretations of ‘openness’ in MOOCs
  • Differentiate pedagogical approaches underpinning the design of MOOCs
  • Integrate MOOCs into campus-based learning


  • 3.1 Reflect on OER in your context
  • 3.2. Find OER in relevant repositories
  • 3.3 Check your learning
  • 3.4 Create an OER (applying CC license) and share it

Project Work Step

Step 3: Use OER in your teaching/course
November 7

Webinar Module 3

Webinar M3 “Opening up education through OER and MOOC”: 7 November 2017 h18.00 CET with Bea de los Arcos, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
November 16

Module 4. Localising OER and MOOCs

Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively interact in an intercultural learning community
  • Identify  the factors affecting intercultural communication
  • Localise OER and MOOCs to your local context


  • 4.1 Analyse the inhibitors and facilitators for OER at your university
  • 4.2 Check your learning
  • 4.3 Reflect on stereotypes and cultural differences

Project Work Step

Step 4: Localise OER to your course/context
November 21

Webinar Module 4

Webinar M4 “Localising OER and MOOC”: 21 November 2017 h18.00 CET with Shireen Yacoub, Chief Executive Officer,, Queen Rania Foundation for Education & Development, Jordan
December 1

Module 5. Open Educational Practices


  • 5.1 Check your learning
  • 5.2 Start Planning Your Own OEP
  • 5.3 Plan for using online collaborative tools
  • 5.4 Get an Open Badge

Project Work Step

Step 5: Develop an open teaching plan and share it with the community
December 5

Webinar Module 5

Webinar M5 “Open Educational Practices”: 5 December 2017 h18.00 CET with Catherine CroninCELT (Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching) at the National University of Ireland, Galway 
January 1

Project Work

Until February 28, 2018, learners will work on a (individual or group) project, aiming at planning how they will transform their teaching practice by adopting open approaches. The project work will be defined through the "Steps" that learners will design at the end of each module, and will be deployed during this phase.