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Chapter 10 The nature of openness (May 2011)

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Gráinne Conole
5 May 2011

Wiley suggests there has been a shift in the context in which education takes place: from analogue to digital, from tethered to mobile, from isolated to connected, from generic to personalised, from consuming to creating and from closed to open (Wiley, n.d.). This chapter focuses on the last of these shifts. It explores the impact that an increasingly ‘open’ technologically mediated learning environment will have on learning in the future. In a world where content and expertise is free and where services are shifting to the ‘cloud’ (Katz, 2008), what are the implications for education? 

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