Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship.
These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.
Lee Skallerup Bessette
The concept of “Open,” particularly when it comes to Open Access, is something that we’ve written a lot about here at Profhacker. In fact one could make the argument that part of our Ethos here is build around the idea of openness; we write openly...
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Dr. S. K. Pulist
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The “Open” movement is a desirable phenomenon of the modern era. It goes beyond the creation and use of Open Educational Resources. The authors of different chapters in this book touch upon various aspects falling on a broad spectrum from digital educational resources to different processes for the users. They introduce many new concepts through their discussions. However, the editors have avoided chapter numbers, which makes it difficult to identify the individual chapters. The case studies included in the volume belong to the field of psychology in many of the cases, however, they are adaptable to other disciplines as well. In some of the chapters, discussion emanates from the personal experiences of the authors, which go beyond being merely case studies. Some more empirical studies could be added to the book in order to give readers more first-hand information on the use and sharing of digital educational resources. On the whole, the book catches up on not only the issues and concerns but also provides practical solutions, which could help the novice in the field to tackle such situations. The book is worth reading and should prove helpful for “Open” practitioners including policy makers and instructors.
Biswas-Diener R. & Jhangiani R. 2017. Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bbc
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Published on March 27, 2017