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The battle for open- A perspective
Weller, M.

Alternate title2013: JIME Nottingham OER 2013 special issue
PublishedDecember 2013
Type of workSelected papers from OER13 Conference (March 2013) hosted at University of Nottingham.
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Volume 3, Issue 15, Pages 1-14
CountryUnited Kingdom, Europe

ABSTRACT
In this article the author argues that openness in education has been successful in establishing itself as an approach. However, this initial victory should be viewed as part of a larger battle around the nature of openness.
Drawing lessons from history and the green movement, a number of challenges for the open education movement are identified as it enters this new stage. The value of openness to education is stressed in that it relates to opportunities for development and the role of the higher education in society.

Keywords higher education · OER · open access policies · open pedagogy · Open University

Published atNottingham
ISSN1365-893X
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
DOI10.5334/2013-15
URLhttp://jime.open.ac.uk/article/view/307
Other informationOER13: Evidence, Experiences and Expectations
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