Browse Books by Keyword: "Open Education"

EdTech in the Wild

Very little of the rich and vibrant history of ed tech is contained in scholarly journals, and what you find there is typically stodgy and manicured: not what you find in classrooms, tech departments, or conversations between professionals. Though peer review and the traditional publishing process are useful for some things, such as ensuring accuracy and uniformity, they are notoriously detrimental to the sharing of novel ideas and practices that shake the status quo.

For that reason, one of the best places to find artifacts of the rich history of educational technology is in self-published blog posts where practitioners, scholars, and anyone else can grapple with the issues that really matter to them, share their crazy ideas, and get feedback from the community without going through a rigid process to determine whether their voices actually matter. These are the hidden historical artifacts of educational technology.

In this volume, we want to bring these blog posts together for future reading and dialogue. Blogs don't live forever, but their ideas can as we archive them and share them in helpful ways.

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students

A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.

An Open Education Reader

A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University.

Downes-Wiley

A conversation between Stephen Downes and David Wiley on the subject of open educational resources. Topics covered include:

  • What are OERs and Why do we want Them? What's Our Objective Here?
  • Providing Learning vs Supporting Learning
  • Perspectives on OERs: Users and Producers
  • OERs Created by Providers vs. Created by Community

Free Culture

Written by renowned Harvard law professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, this book chronicles the legal expansion of copyright laws in the U.S. since 1974 and how this expansion has limited competition and scientific progress.

Free Learning

There is a story to be told about open source, open content, and open learning from the point of view of the person desiring access to these things, rather than from the point of view of the provider. This book is a collection of my writings on open educational resources and open access to learning.

Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning

Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning is an e-book in which student authors describe and reflect upon their open online learning experiences. Current conversations around educational innovations in general, and MOOCs in particular, lack student voices. This book enables learners to share their stories, thus contributing to our understanding of open online learning.

Open

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.

The Public Domain

In this enlightening book James Boyle describes what he calls the range wars of the information age—today’s heated battles over intellectual property. Boyle argues that just as every informed citizen needs to know at least something about the environment or civil rights, every citizen should also understand intellectual property law. Why? Because intellectual property rights mark out the ground rules of the information society, and today’s policies are unbalanced, unsupported by evidence, and often detrimental to cultural access, free speech, digital creativity, and scientific innovation.

Don't see an open book in our list? Let us know about it, and we will attempt to include it.