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Levels of “OPEN” in Course Design
Platform for Participation

Open to the World

Open to VCU

Echo Streaming, Video capabilities for broadcasting classes.

Google Communities for Program Cohorts and alumni to create topic learning communities.

Open to people enrolled in the course as active participants, but not necessarily only VCU students.

Student blog responses and writing, draft essays and discussion, debates and presentations,

Blackboard Collaborate for real time. Blackboard groups for logistics of forming the groups. Discussion Boards around assignments and projects.

Research questions and data

Collaboration, cooperation, cohort, built around shared learning goals, expectations.

Google Docs, drives, shared spaces, concept maps, wikis,