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Another scenario for higher education’s future: the triumph of open

Let me offer another scenario for academia’s future.  As is usual with the scenario forecasting methodology, this is based on extrapolating from several present-day trends – here, several trends around open. In the past I’ve called this “The Fall of … Continue reading

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Rogue approaches to scholarly communication

This week I’m participating in the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) conference in the Washington, DC area.   I was active in the first OSI meeting last year, and am looking forward to this one.  Hopefully I’ll tweet events and reflections … Continue reading

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Two new free college plans and the future of higher education

Last week Bernie Sanders and allies introduced legislation to provide tuition-free public higher education for students in families making less than $125,000 per year.  At the same time New York’s governor announced the Excelsior Scholarship, setting up a similar plan … Continue reading

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One week of bad stories about higher education financing, and I feel fine

Somedays it’s hard to discern signals about an emerging topic.  Other times they just fight with each other to leap across the transom. Today the subject is higher education finances in crisis.  One of the datapoints is personal, while the … Continue reading

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One classic open education source to stop

webcast.berkeley.edu, an open education resource dating back a while, will no longer make new content.  Why?  Financial pressures. Berkeley will keep on doing lecture capture, just not for the rest of us: We will no longer make recorded lecture videos … Continue reading

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Academia tries out open in response to Ebola (UPDATED)

How has academia shared its resources openly in response to the Ebola crisis?*  Have we used technology to make a difference? Here are some examples: Oxford University Press opened up fifty scientific articles.  These are from scholarly journals like Clinical Infectious … Continue reading

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MOOCs instead of open education

I’ve been talking about open education with academics for the past year and a half.  I try to put everything out there: open education resources (OER), open access scholarship, open source software, open courses.  My NITLE colleague Lisa Spiro formulated nine (9) … Continue reading

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