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Open Education

International Perspectives in Higher Education

by Patrick Blessinger, TJ Bliss

Open Education

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Book Description

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

Chapter 1
Introduction to Open Education: Towards a Human Rights Theory
Chapter 2
Emancipation through Open Education: Rhetoric or Reality?
Chapter 3
Technology Strategies for Open Educational Resource Dissemination
Chapter 4
Identifying Categories of Open Educational Resource Users
Chapter 5
Situated Learning in Open Communities: The TED Open Translation Project
Chapter 6
Educational Policy and Open Educational Practice in Australian Higher Education
Chapter 7
The Identified Informal Learner: Recognizing Assessed Learning in the Open
Chapter 8
Transformation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education towards Open Learning Arenas: A Question of Quality
Chapter 9
Three Approaches to Open Textbook Development
Chapter 10
What Does It Mean to Open Education? Perspectives on Using Open Educational Resources at a US Public University
Chapter 11
Expanding Access to Science Field-Based Research Techniques for Students at a Distance through Open Educational Resources
Chapter 12
A Practitioner's Guide to Open Educational Resources: A Case Study
Chapter 13
Open Assessment Resources for Deeper Learning
Chapter 14
Promoting Open Science and Research in Higher Education: A Finnish Perspective
Chapter 15
Credentials for Open Learning: Scalability and Validity
Chapter 16
Open Education Practice at the University of Southern Queensland

Book Details

Open Education
Education and Teaching
Open Book Publishers
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
3.6 MB

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