Open Learning

Summary is prepared using Training material of ReOpen project

3. Useful links and references

Useful links:

One of the leading thinkers in the openness movement is David Wiley. Whatch his TED talk: 


Coffey, J. (1988). "Guest Editorial: The Opening Learning Movement". Innovations in Education & Training International. 25 (3): 195–96. [old but still interesting read on the open learning movement]

D'Antoni, S. (2009). "Open Educational Resources: reviewing initiatives and issues". Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. 24 (1 (Special Issue)): 4 [excellent overview of open educational resources] [very good introduction to the open learning idea and its building blocks including further readings ]

McAndrew, P., Scanlon, E. (2013).  Open Learning at a Distance: Lessons for Struggling MOOCs. Science  20 Dec 2013: Vol. 342, Issue 6165, pp. 1450-1451

Mulder, F. (2015). Open(ing up) Education for al. Boosted by MOOCs? In C. J. Bonk, M.M. Lee, T.C. Reeves, & T.H. Reynolds (Eds.), MOOCs and open education around the world (pp. xviii- xxvii). London: Routledge.

Onah, D. F. O., Sinclair, J. and Boyatt, R. (2014) Dropout rates of massive open online courses : behavioural patterns. In: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 7-9 Jul 2014. Published in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings pp. 5825-5834.

Pomerantz, J., Peek, R. (2016): Fifty shades of open. In: First Monday 21 (5).

Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G., Nkuyubwatsi, B., Punie, Y. (2016) Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning: An Analysis of Assessment and Recognition Practices in Europe (OpenCred). EUR 27660 EN; doi:10.2791/809371 Retrieved from: