Chapter 1

Opening Up a Closed Setting

 

SUMMARY

This chapter describes both the open and closed classroom setting, the open learning continuum and the infrastructure you will need to support the open learning environment you create, along with some ways you can open up a closed setting.

INTRODUCTION

If you are teaching in a closed setting environment such as traditional mass instruction for example, you may think that there is no way you have either the time or the resources to develop a more open learning environment. However, there are a number of relatively simple ways you can open up a closed setting without major changes to the learning environment you are working in, without upsetting the institution's administration and, most importantly, ...

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