Do you look at the world through a looking-glass of a smartphone, or a computer screen or a television? Is your world view presented to you by powerpoint? Do producers and web masters edit your experiences?
Or do you live in the open, do you try to look around and watch the things where they happen?
“Openness to the world” is a very endangered species. Students (and other people as well) go to school and watch presentations and computerized lessons, but some of them do not see what is happening around them.
You should watch the real world changing and growing, but you are connected to a virtual world.
Sometimes openness (in education and elsewhere) is not safe or it hurts privacy. But I am very suspicious to people that use safety or privacy to avoid openness.
Openness is possible, all kind of technical inventions do make it possible. It is hard to find a place to hide.
Openness: presentation of Eric Duval http://erikduval.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/the-speed-of-tech-owd11/
foto Jonas Ginter http://www.jonasginter.de/hund-mann-glas/