As The Open University celebrated its 50th anniversary and its mission of openness, Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at the OU, examined what the term ‘open’ means and considered what an ‘Open University’ would look like if we were to invent it now.
When the OU was founded 50 years ago, it established a model of ‘open education’ that went on to be successfully replicated in many countries.
Watch the video of Professor Weller’s inaugural lecture:
Professor Martin Weller is Director of The Open Education Research Hub, a leading platform for research into the impact of open educational resources (OER) on teaching and learning practices. He is also Director of the GO-GN network, a global community of OER PhD researchers.