Opening up education [electronic resource] : the collective advancement of education through open technology, open content, and open knowledge / edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar.
Contributor(s): Iiyoshi, Toru. | Kumar, M. S. Vijay.Call number: LC5803.C65 O58 2008 Material type: Computer filePublisher: London : The MIT Press, 2008Description: 1 Computer optical : col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Distance education -- Computer-assisted instruction | Educational technology | Education, Higher -- Effect of technological innovations on | Open learning
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Content note: Section I: Open Educational Technology -- Section II: Open Educational Content -- Section III: Open Educational Knowledge.
The book is a collection of 30 essays written by leaders in the open education movement. Kumar will discuss how open access can transform education, and what the book contributors and their research can teach us. According to Kumar, "a look at the landscape tells us that efforts with open education so far have been largely confined to attempts at improving what we already do. While this is certainly valid, we encourage consideration of approaches that transcend traditional practices, organizations, disciplines, and audiences." 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: that a fresh perspective on resources and relationships available to education is required to enhance our readiness to take advantage of the opportunity presented by open education.
System Requirements: MS Windows XP, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows 7 CD-ROM drive, a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixel PDF file viewer such as Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, etc., the program Adobe Flash Player Plugin.