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ERIC Number: EJ936524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Migrations of the Mind: The Emergence of Open Source Education
Glassman, Michael; Bartholomew, Mitchell; Jones, Travis
Educational Technology, v51 n4 p26-31 Jul-Aug 2011
The authors describe an Open Source approach to education. They define Open Source Education (OSE) as a teaching and learning framework where the use and presentation of information is non-hierarchical, malleable, and subject to the needs and contributions of students as they become "co-owners" of the course. The course transforms itself into an ongoing community project focused on the search for, use of, and development of new information. OSE treats knowledge as a process rather than a commodity, moving students beyond the traditional boundaries of classroom experience to engage in problem solving within the larger information universe. This article discusses how an OSE course evolved through the use of interactive Web 2.0 tools such as blogs and wikis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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