open source software, academic openness, innovation, collaboration
With the growth of open source software and other related trends, a culture of openness is advancing from the edges of society to the core of academic culture. In this article I provide an overview of how the expansion of open source software in culture at large has affected the world of education, describe how the greater use of open source software in education has unfolded hand-in-hand with the development of open course content and open access research, and argue that this more comprehensive shift towards "openness" in academic practice is not only a positive trend, but a necessary one in order to ensure transparency, collaboration, and continued innovation in the academy.
Original Publication Citation
Wiley, D. (26). Open source, openness, and higher education. Innovate Journal of Online Education, 3(1).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wiley, David, "Open Source, Openness, and Higher Education" (2006). All Faculty Publications. 289.
Nova Southeastern University
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
© 2006 Nova Southeastern University
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