Open Education Now

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Open Education Now. The potential benefits of open education are often considered in three areas: expanding access to education, enhancing pedagogy, and advancing equity.

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The potential benefits of open education are often considered in three areas: expanding access to education, enhancing pedagogy, and advancing equity. With a long history, open education gained increased attention in 2020 as educators responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, UNESCO called on the global community to support the use of open educational resources “with a view to building more inclusive, sustainable and resilient Knowledge Societies”. In a time when local and global inequalities have been exposed so dramatically, how can open educational resources and practices (OER and OEP) facilitate practical and equitable approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in our respective contexts?

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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.

Through the inclusion of insightful provenances and case histories, students are taken on a journey back in time to learn not only from the original donors, but also from the physicians and anatomists who treated and prepared the specimen, offering fascinating insights into the healthcare systems and the education values of the time. Careful consideration was given to which specimens were to be showcased. Specifically, those over a hundred years old, without identifying features or sensitive features such as developmental anomalies.

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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