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Open Education: A Study in Disruption
What for decades could only be dreamed of is now almost within reach: the widespread provision of free online education, regardless of a geographic location, financial status, or ability to access conventional institutions of learning. But does open education really offer the openness, democracy and cost-effectiveness its supporters promise? Or will it lead to a two-tier ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield International
(first published October 1st 2014)
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A very interesting short book about the possibilities for open education and open education resources (calls for resisting condemning copyright piracy and the idea of corporations controlling academic scholarship through costly journal subscriptions). Discusses the future of university teaching, learning, researching and publishing as it will be affected by disruptive media technology; authors see great possibilities for open education but also make plain their concern that open education will ...more