17 Oct 2006

Open Source, Openness, and Higher Education

David Wiley in innovate on the recent history of the open source movement and its recent impact in the educational sector:

"The world is changing in many ways as popularized by recent books such as The World Is Flat (Friedman 2005). Business, science, and other areas of society already leverage these changes to their benefit. In contrast, higher education has adapted too little in response to these changes and is consequently in very real danger of becoming irrelevant. Higher education's willingness and ability to evolve toward openness will be a strong predictor of its future relevance."

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