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Opening Up Education : The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge - Toru Iiyoshi

Opening Up Education

The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge

By: Toru Iiyoshi (Editor), M. S. Vijay Kumar (Editor), John Seely Brown (Foreword by)


Published: 31st October 2010
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Given the abundance of open education initiatives that aim to make educational assets freely available online, the time seems ripe to explore the potential of open education to transform the economics and ecology of education. Despite the diversity of tools and resources already available--from well-packaged course materials to simple games, for students, self-learners, faculty, and educational institutions--we have yet to take full advantage of shared knowledge about how these are being used, what local innovations are emerging, and how to learn from and build on the experiences of others. "Opening Up Education" argues that we must develop not only the technical capability but also the intellectual capacity for transforming tacit pedagogical knowledge into commonly usable and visible knowledge: by providing incentives for faculty to use (and contribute to) open education goods, and by looking beyond institutional boundaries to connect a variety of settings and open source entrepreneurs. These essays by leaders in open education describe successes, challenges, and opportunities they have found in a range of open education initiatives. They approach--from both macro and micro perspectives--the central question of how open education tools, resources, and knowledge can improve the quality of education. The contributors (from leading foundations, academic institutions, associations, and projects) discuss the strategic underpinnings of their efforts first in terms of technology, then content, and finally knowledge. They also address the impact of their projects, and how close they come to achieving a vision of sustainable, transformative educational opportunities that amounts to much more than pervasive technology. Contributors: Richard Baraniuk, Randy Bass, Trent Batson, Dan Bernstein, John Seely Brown, Barbara Cambridge, Tom Carey, Catherine Casserly, James Dalziel, Bernadine Chuck Fong, Richard Gale, Gerard Hanley, Diane Harley, Mary Huber, Pat Hutchings, Toru Iiyoshi, David Kahle, M. S. Vijay Kumar, Andy Lane, Diana Laurillard, Stuart Lee, Steve Lerman, Marilyn Lombardi, Phil Long, Clifford Lynch, Christopher Mackie, Anne Margulies, Owen McGrath, Flora McMartin, Shigeru Miyagawa, Diana Oblinger, Neeru Paharia, Cheryl Richardson, Marshall Smith, Candace Thille, Edward Walker, and David Wiley Through the support of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, an electronic version of this book is openly available under a Creative Commons license on The MIT Press website.

For anyone interested in the openness movement or in changes to the educational system, Opening Up Education is worth perusing. The book is freely available online with links to individual chapters, making it easy to cite and share.

-- Jean-Claude Bradley * Nature *

Foreword: Creating a Culture of Learningp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction: An Invitation to Open Up the Future of Educationp. 1
Open Educational Technologyp. 11
Section Introductionp. 13
öOpen Educational Technology: Tempered Aspirationsö
öDesigning Open Educational Technologyöp. 27
öThe Gates Are Shut: Technical and Cultural Barriers to Open Educationöp. 47
öDoes an Open Source Strategy Matter? Lessons Learned from the iLabs Projectöp. 61
öEvaluating the Results of Open Educationöp. 77
öA Harvest Too Large? A Framework for Educational Abundanceöp. 89
öDigital Libraries, Learning Communities, and Open Educationöp. 105
öOpen Source in Open Education: Promises and Challengesöp. 119
Open Educational Contentp. 133
Section Introduction: ôOpen Educational Content: Transforming Access to Educationöp. 135
öWidening Participation in Education through Open Educational Resourcesöp. 149
öBuilding Open Learning as a Community-based Research Activityöp. 165
öExtending the Impact of Open Educational Resources through Alignment with Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Institutional Strategy: Lessons Learned from the MERLOT Community Experienceöp. 181
öWhy Understanding the Usep. 197
öOpenCourseWare: Building a Culture of Sharingöp. 213
öChallenges and Opportunities for the Open Education Movement: A Connexions Case Studyöp. 229
ö2005-2012: The OpenCourseWarsöp. 247
öRevolutionizing Education through Innovation: Can Openness Transform Teaching and Learning?öp. 261
Open Educational Knowledgep. 277
Section Introduction: ôOpen Educational Knowledge: More than Opening the Classroom Dooröp. 279
öInquiry Unplugged: A Scholarship of Teachingp. 289
öThe Middle of Open Spaces: Generating Knowledge about Learning through Multiple Layers of Open Teaching Communitiesöp. 303
öOpen Teaching: The Key to Sustainablep. 319
öPromoting Technology-enabled Knowledge Building and Sharing for Sustainable Open Educational Innovationsöp. 337
öScaffolding for Systemic Changeöp. 357
öLearning Design: Sharing Pedagogical Know-Howöp. 375
öCommon Knowledge: Openness in Higher Educationöp. 389
öOpen for What? A Case Study of Institutional Leadership and Transformationöp. 401
öWhat's Next for Open Knowledge?öp. 417
Conclusion: New Pathways for Shaping the Collective Agenda to Open Up Educationp. 429
About the Authorsp. 441
Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780262515016
ISBN-10: 0262515016
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 31st October 2010
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68