Communicating “Open” #OER16

Whether you are a seasoned open education advocate or a newcomer to the movement, communicating about “open” can be a challenge. The English language alone has more than 40 definitions of “open” (according to, and the term has gained myriad nuanced meanings to different communities, from free software to open access research to open education. Effective communication is the key to success for any movement, so it’s important for OER advocates to hone their skills.