About the Book

Conversations on Openness: An Engagement in Discourse Capture encapsulated the UPOU community’s dominant narrative on openness in its pre-MOOC phase. As early as 2012, the institution engaged in discussions on open curricula, open educational resources, open access, open admissions and other dimensions of openness in efforts to provide academic leadership in open and distance learning in the Philippines.

The chapter in this volume introduced the discourse capture format which is premised on the assumptions of collective knowledge production. It follows a four-part format consisting of Context, Narrative, Conversation, and Synthesis. The first and last chapters presented trends in a digital world and explores institutional implications of openness, respectively.