This insightful collection of essays explores the ways in which open education can democratise access to education for all. It is a rich resource that offers both research and case studies to relate the application of open technologies and approaches in education settings around the world.
Global in perspective, this book argues strongly for the value of open education in both the developed and developing worlds. Through a mixture of theoretical and practical approaches, it demonstrates that open education promotes ideals of inclusion, diversity, and social justice to achieve the vision of education as a fundamental human right.
A must-read for practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and students in the field of education.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Open Education ebook for free in PDF format (3.6 MB).
Table of Contents
Introduction to Open Education: Towards a Human Rights Theory
Emancipation through Open Education: Rhetoric or Reality?
Technology Strategies for Open Educational Resource Dissemination
Identifying Categories of Open Educational Resource Users
Situated Learning in Open Communities: The TED Open Translation Project
Educational Policy and Open Educational Practice in Australian Higher Education
The Identified Informal Learner: Recognizing Assessed Learning in the Open
Transformation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education towards Open Learning Arenas: A Question of Quality
Three Approaches to Open Textbook Development
What Does It Mean to Open Education? Perspectives on Using Open Educational Resources at a US Public University
Expanding Access to Science Field-Based Research Techniques for Students at a Distance through Open Educational Resources
A Practitioner's Guide to Open Educational Resources: A Case Study
Open Assessment Resources for Deeper Learning
Promoting Open Science and Research in Higher Education: A Finnish Perspective
Credentials for Open Learning: Scalability and Validity
Open Education Practice at the University of Southern Queensland