Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge
Vijay Kumar provides leadership for sustainable technology-enabled educational innovation at MIT. In his prior roles at MIT and at other institutions, he has provided leadership for units engaged in delivering infrastructure and services for the effective integration of IT and media services in education. He was the principal investigator of the Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI), an MIT-led collaborative project to develop an open architecture for enterprise educational applications.
Kumar is a member of various advisory committees and boards and is an honorary advisor to India's National Knowledge Commission and an advisor to the Open University of Catalonia. His research, as well as his extensive engagement as advisor and consultant with academic and professional institutions, is directed toward strategy, planning, and implementing innovations for education. He is actively involved in efforts to advance the use of open educational resources for improving educational access and quality. He is a coeditor of a Opening Up Education and has authored numerous articles in the area of educational innovations and technology strategy. Kumar has a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Your host, Steve Worona, will be joined by M. S. Vijay Kumar, and the topic will be "Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge."
EDUCAUSE Live! welcomes MIT’s M. S. Vijay Kumar, the editor of Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge. Published by the MIT Press and the Carnegie Foundation, the book is a collection of 30 essays written by leaders in the open education movement. Kumar will discuss how open access can transform education, and what the book’s contributors and their research can teach us. According to Kumar, "a look at the landscape tells us that efforts with open education so far have been largely confined to attempts at improving what we already do. While this is certainly valid, we encourage consideration of approaches that transcend traditional practices, organizations, disciplines, and audiences."
Opening Up Education argues that we must develop not only the technical capability but also the intellectual capacity for transforming tacit pedagogical knowledge into commonly usable and visible knowledge: that a fresh perspective on resources and relationships available to education is required to enhance our readiness to take advantage of the opportunity presented by open education.
The book is available at http://connect.educause.edu/Library/Abstract/OpeningUpEducationTheColl/47307.
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