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Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education ...

Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education ...

Today the Web offers students incredible opportunities to find and join niche communities, niches that make up much of what Chris Anderson in 2004 in Wired magazine termed the “Long Tail.” Finding xvi Foreword and joining a niche community that ignites their passion sets the stage through productive inquiry and peer-based learning to acquire both the practice of and knowledge about a field. Nearly all the resources discussed in this book, along with the millions of niche amateur (from the Latin word amateur meaning lover of) communities could provide a powerful learningscape for life long learning that is grounded in the learning practices acquired on campus. Not only would this provide real leverage for open education, but it would be a major step toward creating a culture of learning for... Show More

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