MOOCs should be designed such that all unnecessary barriers to learning are removed, while aiming to provide students with a reasonable chance of success in an education. But that goes beyond offering a course freely online, even if they are in the local language. In open education we should also have an learner centered approach. I.e. we should focus more on innovations in open pedagogical thinking and less on technology and platforms.

Courses should aid students to construct their own learning from a rich environment, and to share and communicate it with others; they should not simply focus on the transmission of content knowledge to the student.

Openness in education is also about the learned centred activities, which are carefully designed by the teaching staff. Here, the core question is "how does good learning proceed as a process" in a potentially rich environment.

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