Resource: Opening Up Education

Just came across this link…

http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11309

Opening Up Education
The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge
Edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar
Foreword by John Seely Brown

“… 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.”

http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11309

Katherine

2 comments


1 David Vogt { 09.15.08 at 1:45 pm }

Katherine –

Thanks for this. Our M6 team will look at this more closely, but its important to note that the obvious theoretical benefits of open education – which have been around in various forms for centuries – have yet to embraced by the marketplace. It’s not about technological or intellectual capacity – its something deeper about the culture of education…


2 Katherine Lithgow { 09.15.08 at 7:15 pm }

I was curious about that aspect, David. You’ll note in my long post about KEEP Toolkit, that the tool has recently been placed in Source forge with the hope that the community of users will continue to develop and share the resources. I’m not convinced that this will happen. Many users/institutions just do not have the capacity to continue development, and ensure that the developments get shared with the community at large.

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