@ischoolPam reports from the LILAC conference
"Josie Fraser @josiefraser gave a dynamic keynote on the theme of open education. She made a useful distinction between "free" and "open" - open resources can be changed and adapted for new situations, they can be used and reused for free. There has been a massive growth in the number of creative-commons licensed works. Josie explored the concept of Open Educational Practices which support the production, use and reuse of Open Educational Resources. These practices include opening up content for learners who are not formally enrolled, and teaching in open networks. It's important that OEP supports sustainable resources that are inclusive. Delegates were invited to tweet their examples of open practice using the #lilac17op. Josie concluded by stating "Open practice is the enactment of equitable ethical and sustainable learning experiences and resources"
Photo by Sheila Webber: lilac, April 2017