Go Open: A beginners guide to open education


In this short guide, the authors aim to give you an introduction to the area of open education, so that you can engage with open education practices in your teaching and support activities and to Go Open!

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

The guide is structured around five key questions about going open: 1. What is open education? ; 2. What are open teaching and learning practices? ; 3. What is Creative Commons licensing? And How do I use it? 4. What are OER? ; 5. How do I find and use open resources?. Each section gives a short definition of the key concept, some analysis of the literature and some examples and resources of open education practice for you to engage with in more detail.

Related OER

The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) is published online once annually at Technological University Dublin. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education.

Throughout this workbook students are asked to engage with the PCs Graduate Attribute & Mindsets Framework via a suite of activities or exercises. This engagement will provide students with the language of skills and attributes best suited to job application and success.

This Facilitator Checklist has been compiled from our experience as facilitators delivering the PACT Open Course with the National Forum. From our reflection, we created this resource to aid fellow facilitators save time and outlined key pre-Course, during-Course, and post-Course activities essential to the smooth running of all Open Courses.

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