Wednesday, October 19 | 12:30PM–1:20PM | Meeting Room 113B/C
Open educational resources can be central to how universities pursue their mission of education and research through infrastructure. Initiatives like open courseware and open institutional repositories harness the power of the Internet to support scholarly values through open dissemination of scholarly products. The flip side is to transcend campus boundaries in supporting university functions with developments like hosted services and mobile platforms, crowdsourcing of instructional functions, and educational offerings where remote students can participate in on-campus courses. These possibilities are reshaping the idea of the university from an isolated city on a hill to an open gathering place where ideas and experiences mix and remix.