Further content from my Masters degree, this time an open education project.
I created a website for commercial education managers who are sceptical about the growing academic movement to Open Education.
The ideal of knowledge and resource sharing in academia, from birth to Higher Education, is an admirable and well supported goal funded by government education budgets, grants, foundations and alumni donations. But outside this limited world, how can every-day professional and lifelong education be provided openly? How can freely available, open-to-all education be commercially sustainable?
Using the example Joe Wicks “The Body Coach”, the website demonstrates the innovations and technological advances that make it possible for him to successfully operate as a commercial Open Education Practitioner (OEP), and invites commercial education managers and companies to consider how they might follow a similar model.
I presented a summary of the project at The Open University H818 Networked Practitioner Conference in February 2021. A recording of my presentation is shown below, and associated downloads and a written record of the Q&A section can be found here.