Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Open Educational Practices (OEP) in Higher Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_710-1

Introduction as a Positioning

Open educational practices (OEP) are the core feature of the open education approach. Only the use of OEP leads to open education. This can be seen as a consensus in the scientific community. But there is no consensus on any concept or approach of OEP. And the variety of OEP that can be found does not make it easier to differentiate OEP or the relationship between OEP and OER, open education, open pedagogy (e.g., see Hegarty 2015 or DeRosa and Jhangiani 2017) or open digital practices (Gallagher and Lamb 2016), and, as a new concept, OER-enabled pedagogy (Wiley and Hilton 2018). So, speaking, writing, and doing research about OEP (not only) in higher education holds a lot of promises for a possibly better world through open education. At the same time, there are many questions to clarify the variety of perspectives on OEP, and the role of content and practices (Green et al. 2018) for open education. In addition, more emphasis should be placed on...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Markus Deimann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Digital LearningTechnische Hochschule Lübeck University of Applied SciencesLübeckDeutschland