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Una definición de wikipedia como punto de partida:
Educación abierta es un término que se utiliza para describir prácticas institucionales e iniciativas programáticas que amplían el acceso al aprendizaje y la capacitación tradicionalmente ofrecidos por los sistemas de educación formal.
The qualifier “open” of open education refers to the elimination of barriers that can preclude both opportunities and recognition for participation in institution-based learning. One aspect of openness in or “opening up” education is the development and adoption of open educational resources.
Institutional practices that seek to eliminate barriers to entry, for example, would not have academic admission requirements. Such universities include The Open University in Britain and Athabasca University in Canada.
By Gavin Blake, http://twitter.com/feverpicture – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=555325557833359&set=a.555325261166722.1073741825.152524824780103&type=3&theater, Copyrighted free use, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25311400
What is Open Education? http://www.oeconsortium.org/about-oec/
Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.
Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs.
The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new. In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built. Open Education seeks to scale educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. Open is key; open allows not just access, but the ability to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for large and diverse audiences.