UNIT 1: Open learning

Introduction

This unit contains the basics of open learning and is organized in three topics. The first topic encompasses the core ideas and characteristics of the underlying open learning philosophy. Topics 2 and 3 emphasize different aspects more detailed, namely student empowerment as well as an active learning experience, community, and connectedness. Each topic is linked to a brief assignment of which each is helpful to ensure an in-depth understanding of the related contents. In addition, reflection questions as well as further readings per topic are provided.