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Open: The philosophy and practices that are revolutionizing education and science
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, CA [corporate] and Noba Project [corporate]

PeriodicalPages 1-302
PublisherUbiquity Press, Ubiquity Press
EditorsJhangiani, Rajiv and Biswas-Diener, Robert

Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship.
These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.

Keywords open access · Open Educational Resources · open pedagogy · open science · open textbooks

Published atLondon, England
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