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Avoiding the pitfalls of open education | opensource.com

Avoiding the pitfalls of open education | opensource.com | Business and Economics: E-Learning and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
"Experiential learning using open source is fraught with opportunities for disaster.

Open source is unfamiliar ground for professors. Not the software, which is well-known at this point. But professors aren't accustomed to open development. They treat open source projects like busy work or an easy way to assign homework. Participating in FOSS projects takes work and time, maybe even six months, which is a big commitment for someone who wants to use it in a one-semester course. A student being sent in to a project without involvement from a professor is a recipe for failure."
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Editorial | Siemens | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

New technologies that influence how information is created and shared and how people connect and socialize hold promise for adoption in education. Much like the idea of a book necessitated the development of the library or the idea of structured curriculum and domains of knowledge produced classrooms, the idea of the Internet – distributed, social, networked – influences the structure of education, teaching, and learning. Educators and researchers face a challenge in determining how the existing education system will be influenced and the new roles that will be expected of learners, teachers, and administrators. Information-centric fields such as journalism have struggled with the new democracy of information creation for over a decade...
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