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This podcast series explores the movement towards ‘Openness’ at the University of Oxford and beyond. Topics ranging from ‘What is Openness?’ to ‘Open Educational Resources’ to ‘Podcasting’. Individual interviews with researchers and academics at the University offer fascinating insights into projects and initiatives conducted in the spirit of ‘openness’. Finally, ‘Open Data: The Golden Age of Discovery’, a short documentary will give you an idea of Open Data and Big Data.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
What is Openness? 00:03:00
Podcasting 00:05:00
Open Educational Resources (OER) 00:04:00
Emma Goodwin on ‘Crowdscribing’ 00:07:00
Simon Benjamin on Open Science 00:26:00
Aruna Bhaugeerutty on Open Museum Collections 00:05:00
Open Data: The Golden Age of Discovery 00:22:00
Open Research 00:08:00
Open Data in the Humanities 00:03:00
Module: 02
Antoine Jerusalem on Open Research Data 00:06:00
Ben Goldacre on Open Data 00:17:00
Luciano Floridi on The Ethics of Open Data 00:09:00
Ian Goldin on the Oxford Martin School 00:06:00
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics on Public Engagement 00:13:00
Free Speech Debate on Global Free Expression 00:05:00
Victoria McGuinness on TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) 00:07:00
Ben Holmes on Open Code 00:03:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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