Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Open Digital Practices, An Overview of

  • Michael Gallagher
  • James Lamb
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_220


Introduction: Open Digital Practices Defined

Open digital practices are developed, enacted, and iterated on by individuals to support engagement or their learning activity through digital technologies, defined as being devices, software, platforms, and other digital resources capable of producing and conveying digital material. Digital space is the space generated as a result of these digital technologies and material in which open digital practices are enacted. Digital spaces can be closed or open in a variety of ways (access, code, language, community practices), but it is important to note at the onset that open digital practices can move between, often problematically, open and closed spaces. Digital material refers to the generative or referenced work of the open digital practices; digital material ranges considerably text, images, audio recordings, video, and the attendant compositions that may emerge...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hankuk University of Foreign StudiesSeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK