open = agency -- Learners are individuals and independent agents within the learning process. They are allowed to operate independently and explore with personal freedom.
open = choice -- Learners choose their own pace, their own direction, and their own connections.
open = expansion -- The learning network is an open-ended and ever-expanding network of nodes. Each node in the network represents a connection, a possibility for learning. Everything in the network is a project.
open = creativity -- Openness translates to rich possibilities that inspire new perspectives and ideas.
open = student-constructed -- Learners take responsibility for their learning networks and are active participants in its planning and growth.
open = open-ended problems -- Learning design is focused less on specific outcomes or competencies than on process. It is about empowering learners to create real solutions to real problems.
open: unmeasurable outcomes-- Traditional outcome measurement implies the learning is static and closed.
open = risk and goodness -- Choosing often leads to unexpected and unpredictable results. While there is risk associated with the unknown, there is even greater reward and goodness.