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An open future for higher education
McAndrew, Patrick · Scanlon, Eileen · Clow, Doug

PublishedMarch 2010
JournalWhy IT Matters to Higher Education: Educause Review

ABSTRACT
Key Takeaways

As the world becomes more open, universities have the opportunity to embrace openness in how they carry out their operations, teaching, and research.

Open educational resources can provide the catalyst for different forms of learning, linking formal and informal aspects and splitting up the functions of content, support, assessment, and accreditation.

Models from research suggest that an open approach is likely to encourage the crossing of boundaries between inside and outside the classroom, games and tools for learning, and the amateur and the expert.

A new attitude toward research and scholarship is needed to work with the data of openness and to use it as an approach to gather evidence, share thoughts, and disseminate results.

Keywords accreditation · formal education · higher education · informal education · OER

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