School of Engineering and Management

Workshop for Open Education Practitioners

This course is part of the programme:
Master in Leadership in Open Education (Second Level)

Objectives and competences

The primary goal of this course is to teach students the principles of developing a concept and running a pilot for an OE process, eventually evaluating it within peer context.

Students obtain the following competences:

- conceptualizing in an open and creative way, and planning of an OE process (pilot);

- testing basic OE concepts in practice;

- knowledge of creativity, planning and implementation methods as well as hardware and software tools that support individual phases of developing an OE process;

- evaluating an EO implementation process;

- implementing OE in different contexts, academic and non-academic.


Required prerequisites include fundamentals of information and communication technologies and knowledge from the courses Introduction to Open Education, Open Education Strategies, Open Education Design and Effective Didactical Practices in Open Education from the first semester of Year 1 courses.

Content (Syllabus outline)

1. Introduction

  • The goal and purpose of the course
  • Course materials and methods of work
  • Required and additional literature and mediography
  • Study guide and mentoring concept

2. Case Studies and Inspiration in Open Education

  • Analysis
  • Discussion
  • Lessons Learned

3. Developing Concept

  • Ideating
  • Iterating
  • Designing

4. Piloting an OE process

  • Planning a pilot run
  • Deploying a pilot run

5. Evaluation

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Consolidated and applied knowledge about basic concepts, methodologies and tools in OE;
  • Critical attitude towards the application of methodologies and tools in OE;
  • Familiarity with an open and creative approach in conceptualizing, planning as well as evaluating an OE process.


Wikibooks: Open Education Handbook. 2016.

Purg, Peter; Širok, Klemen; Brasil, Daniela. 2018. The transformative impact of blended mobility courses. The International Journal of Art & Design Education. ISSN 1476-8062. – Vol. 37, iss. 2 (2018), str. 187-198

Purg, Peter; Brasil, Daniela. 2016. New collaboration forms in site-specific blended courses abroad : lessons learned in the curriculum development project. The international journal of arts education. ISSN 2326-9944. – Vol. 11, no. 3 (2016), str. 35-48

Purg, Peter; Wiechetek, Łukasz. 2011. Envisioning new post-scientific Europe through culturally balanced use of technology in learning. International journal of management in education. ISSN 1750-385X. – Vol. 5, no. 1 (2011), str. 1-21

Purg, Peter. 2011. Open versus closed forms of knowledge assessment in a blended learning ecosystem. In Journal of teacher education for sustainability. ISSN 1691-4147. – Vol. 13, no. 1 (2011),pages 19-28.


Project (50%), examination (50%)

Lecturer's references

PETER Purg currently leads the New Media module in the Digital/Media Arts and Practices graduate/postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica (AU UNG), where he acts as Associate Professor, projects coordinator as well as expert/evaluator in realms of culture and media. After obtaining a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt (Germany), his scientific inquiries now also include media arts pedagogy, (inter)cultural management, media ecology and interdisciplinary collaboration. His artistic interests range from lecture and intermedia performances to interactive installations, as well as web, sound and body art, with a particular focus on public space. He was involved in numerous projects, including international project MAST – Module in Art, Science and Technology (as a Leader), PAIC – Participatory Art for Invisible Communities, ADRIART – Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching (as a Leader), IDEATE – Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Application for Transforming Education in High Technologies (as a Leader) and HiLoVv – Hidden Live®s of Venice on Video. He coordinated the development project “internal and public e-platform and e-resources for study programs in the field of art and creative industries. He acts as an expert/evaluator in the filed of culture and media (MOL; EACEA). He coordinates the

ADRIART.CE network, connecting 9 art academies from Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia with CEEPUS support. At IAM in Ljubljana he lectured between 2005 and 2012 and coordinated updating of the study program Media production. Between 2006 and 2012 he led a higher education program “Media Production Management” for the Middlesex University (London).

University course code: 2LOE15

Year of study: 1

Course principal:




  • Lectures: 10 hours
  • Exercises: 10 hours
  • Seminar: 10 hours
  • Individual work: 120 hours

Course type: compulsory elective

Languages: slovenian or english

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures with active students' involvement (explanation, discussion, questions and answers, case studies) • individual and group research and project work, seminar assignments • individual and group consultations (discussion, additional explanation, handling specific questions) • remote collaboration by using contemporary it 60 % of contact hours will be done in class, and 40 % will be online.