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Open Source, Openness, And Higher Education, David Wiley Oct 2006

Open Source, Openness, And Higher Education, David Wiley

Faculty Publications

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 ...


Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 2006

Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSA History

In the mid 1980s, the state of Illinois, recognizing a sharply increased need for highly skilled leaders in mathematics, science and technology, founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy®. Twenty years later, the national demand for mathematics, science and technology leaders has never been greater. The National Academies report - Rising Above the Gathering Storm and President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative - address the growing concern that the United States is losing its competitive advantage as countries abroad invest heavily in the education and training of scientists and engineers. Both initiatives call for increased commitments in scientific research and in mathematics ...


Transformation Education Live! Podcast, Kathleen King Dec 2005

Transformation Education Live! Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

Dr. Kathy King and Paige Eissigner lead vibrant conversations in “not-to-be-missed” podcasts modeling blends of technologies. True to form this technology provides the opportunity for participants to call in via any type of telephone and collaboration is real-time… This podcast is recorded as a web-based talk show open to all via phone call number. Transformation Education Live! is sponsored, produced and copyrighted by Transformation Education LLC. Posted in USF BePress with permission. (C) Transformation Education LLC, 2007