Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education - cover image

Copyright

Patrick Blessinger; TJ Bliss;

Published On

2016-12-19

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-278-3
Hardback978-1-78374-279-0
PDF978-1-78374-280-6
HTML978-1-80064-522-6
XML978-1-78374-618-7
EPUB978-1-78374-281-3
MOBI978-1-78374-282-0

Language

  • English

Print Length

378 pages (xxii + 356)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 20 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.78" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 22 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.88" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1174g (41.41oz)
Hardback1563g (55.13oz)

Media

Illustrations21
Tables7

Funding

  • The Hewlett Foundation

OCLC Number

969036388

LCCN

2019452608

BIC

  • JNQ
  • JNV
  • JNM
  • JNF

BISAC

  • EDU041000

LCC

  • LC5803.C65

Keywords

  • open education
  • democratisation
  • open technologies
  • open access
  • inclusion
  • social justice

Open Education

International Perspectives in Higher Education

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.

Endorsements

Open Education provides a great mix of research and authentic application of "open" in education which is global in perspective. The contributions provide insightful evidence that open education as ecosystem is on the tipping point of crossing the chasm from sharing to learn to learning to share. This book is a must read for those who care about more sustainable education futures showing that open is a viable pathway to realising education as a fundamental human right.

Wayne Mackintosh

Founding Director of the OER Foundation and the OER Universitas

Contents

  • Martin Weller
  • Beatriz de los Arcos
  • Rob Farrow
  • Rebecca Pitt
  • Patrick McAndrew
  • Lidia Cámara de la Fuente
  • Anna Comas-Quinn
  • Rajiv S. Jhangiani
  • Arthur G. Green
  • John D. Belshaw
  • Linda Vanasupa
  • Amy Wiley
  • Lizabeth Schlemer
  • Dana Ospina
  • Peter Schwartz
  • Deborah Wilhelm
  • Catherine Waitinas
  • Kellie Hall
  • David Gibson
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
  • Davor Orlic
  • Ken Udas
  • Helen Partridge
  • Adrian Stagg

Preface

(pp. 1–10)
  • Patrick Blessinger
  • TJ Bliss

Contributors

Patrick Blessinger

(editor)
Associate Professor in the School of Education at St. John’s University

TJ Bliss

(editor)
Program Officer in the Education Program at The Hewlett Foundation