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Author Weller, Martin, author

Title The battle for open : how openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory / Martin Weller
Published London : Ubiquity Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 232 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The victory of openness -- What sort of open? -- Open access publishing -- Open educational resources -- MOOCs -- Education is broken and the Silicon Valley narrative -- Open scholarship -- Openness uncovered -- Resilience and open education -- The future of open
Summary With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. This marks a moment of victory for the open education movement, but at the same time the real battle for the direction of openness begins. As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies. This is a crucial time for determining the future direction of open education. In this volume, Martin Weller examines four key areas that have been central to the developments within open education: open access, MOOCs, open education resources and open scholarship. Exploring the tensions within these key arenas, he argues that ownership over the future direction of openness is significant to all those with an interest in education
Analysis oers
open education
open source
Notes Resource simultaneously available in PDF, EPUB format, and MOBI format
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-230) and index
Notes English
PDF version (viewed Mar. 29, 2017)
Subject Education and state.
Education -- Experimental methods.
Education, Higher -- Computer-assisted instruction.
Educational innovations -- History -- 21st century.
Educational technology -- 21st century.
Electronic information resources -- Fair use (Copyright)
Internet in higher education.
Open access publishing.
Scholarly electronic publishing.
Strategic planning -- Decision making.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1909188336
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