Calendar Description

An examination of current research and models of distributed learning and the theories that drive successful learning experiences in a variety of configurations such as online, blended, multi-access, and open learning.

Course Goals

In this course, learners will engage with and develop insights into the current research regarding open and distributed learning. These will include topics such as the history of online learning, open educational resources, open educational practices and learning design, the other opens (scholarship, data, open online courses, research), challenges and issues in open and distributed education, and the future of distributed and open learning. There are also several opportunities for learners to bring their own interests, guest speakers, and topics to the course for discussion or to dive deeper into course modules. Throughout the course, it is expected that learners will develop their library research techniques, academic communication abilities, and professional leadership.

Please access the course syllabus for a full overview of the course.