When: Friday, Feb 01 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: MTCC 201D

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: General. Subjects: Academic, Inclusion, and Open Data.


What does open education have to do with social justice? Do we believe that education is about leveling the playing field and, at its best, addressing issues of injustice, privilege and exclusion? Are open educational practices, at their core, about access, equity, innovation and creativity? If so, how is the open education movement embodying those values?
Join us for a fishbowl discussion where we will talk about the broad impact of open educational practices, inviting session participants to join in the conversation. How are these practices living up to their potential, and how are they failing to do so? Can open education help provide a more equitable future where a multitude of diverse voices are heard and respected? Librarians are key contributors in the open education movement as an extension of their historical roles to provide safe places of learning that are open and available to all; or, is that traditional role a myth? Let’s discuss.