[Duraspace] What is open education? | Opensource.com

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 14:59:25 SAST 2014

*Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share,
and build on knowledge.*

Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have
access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work
to eliminate barriers to this goal. Such barriers might include high
monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that
prevent collaboration among scholars and educators.

Promoting collaboration is central to open education. As the Open Education
Consortium says: "sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of
education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with
others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be

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