An Open Future for Higher Education

McAndrew, Patrick; Scanlon, Eileen and Clow, Doug (2010). An Open Future for Higher Education. Educause Quarterly, 33(1)



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.

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  • 21894
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  • Journal Item
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  • 1528-5324
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Not SetNot SetThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Technology Enhanced Learning programmeNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
    Not SetNot SetEU 7th Framework Programme
    Not SetNot SetBig Lottery Fund
    Technology Enhanced Learning programmeNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
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  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
    Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Patrick McAndrew