Ideas and concepts explained
Teaching, learning and researching in an age of digital media and global information flows invite a different and updated approach to sharing, quoting, using and referencing knowledge. On the one hand Open Access and Open Education resources are both ideologies and a set of practices. On the other hand they are both also key research themes. In an age of mass media, social media and information overflow, access to education changes.
It’s time to take back and reshape cultures of sharing research. As far as education and more informal learning goes, understanding access issues beings with accepting that education is contextual. Learning is contextual. What we see, do, hear and act upon takes on meaning when we observe and interact in context.
A couples of videos below, and then in later community updates more insights and ideas.
As the video explains, Open Access understood as an ideology or a “movement”, is a response. In the social sciences and humanities, prices of journal articles may not be as high as they are in for instance medicine fields. Yet, access is widely defined by whether you are affiliated with an institution, work from campus have a so/called VPN-client installed, and more.
What is Open Access?
More videos on Open Access and Open Education resources here.