Open Education

“Open education involves a commitment to openness and is therefore inevitably a political and social project. The concept of openness in regard to education pre-dates the openness movement that begins with free software and open source in the mid-1980s with roots going back to the Enlightenment that are bound up with the philosophical foundations of modern education with its commitments to freedom, citizenship, knowledge for all, social progress and individual transformation. Yet in another way political, social and technological developments have taken place in parallel alongside the history of the movement of open education that have heightened certain political and epistemological features and technological enabled others that emphasize questions of access to knowledge, the co-production and co-design of educational programs and of knowledge, the sharing, use, reuse and modification of resources while enhancing the ethics of participation and collaboration. Open education as a movement sits within the broader framework of the history of openness that brings together a number of disciplines and fields to impact directly upon the value of knowledge and learning, their geographic distribution and ownership, and their organization.”
This new series is devoted to the general theory and practice of open education in all its forms.
Series Editors:
Michael A. Peters, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA / Professor, Policy, Cultural & Social Studies in Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Editorial Board:
Tina Besley, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Ourania Filippakou, London Institute of Education, UK
Gareth Williams, London Institute of Education
James Reveley, University of Wollongong, Australia
Peter Roberts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Jayne White, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Wang Chengbing, Beijing Normal University, China
Ruyu Hung, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Simon Marginson, Melbourne University, Australia
Educational researchers and their students