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Launch of "What is open education?" resource on Opensource.com

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Just what is open education?

At Opensource.com, we love sharing stories about the ways open source tools and principles are changing the nature of teaching and learning today. Over and over, we've seen how approaching education the open source way can transform classrooms all over the world.

But explaining open education to others can be tricky. So we've launched a resource we hope open-minded advocates will find useful when they describe it to others.

Our newest open source FAQ page—"What is open education?"—offers plain-language summaries of the philosophies that guide open education. It illustrates the concepts and movements that are revolutionizing the ways people teach courses, share educational materials, and distribute the results of valuable academic research.

Like all our FAQ resources, the "What is open education?" resource is available for redistribution and sharing thanks to a Creative Commons License. We hope you'll use it to teach others about the benefits of producing, sharing, and building on knowledge the open source way.

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ScottNesbitt
Open Source Evangelist

While I'm not involved in education, I know a number of people who are. I'm definitely pointing them to the FAQ!

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bbehrens
Open Source Sensei

Thank you, Scott!

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holmja
Open Source Sensei

Great work with the "What is open education" page. It does an excellent job of touching on all the main issues involved in open education. I'll definitely be passing it along to my acquaintances who are not (currently) into the open access/education/source movements.

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bbehrens
Open Source Sensei

Awesome. Thanks for doing that, Joshua!

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Bryan Behrenshausen | Bryan is a doctoral candidate in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Since 2011, he's been the Opensource.com summer intern. When he's not thinking or writing about all things open source, he's playing video games or reading classic science fiction. Around the Net, he goes by the nickname "semioticrobotic."

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