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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Opening Up Education Review in Nature

My review of the new book "Opening Up Education" has appeared in Nature today [Bradley, J.-C. Nature 457, 151-152 (8 January 2009) ]. The entire book is freely available online by MIT press. In addition, Nature has agreed to make my review freely available. Given the topic, this is very satisfying.
Education is changing. The ethos of openness that increasingly pervades activities from journalism to software to finance is being adopted by the educational community. The series of essays in Opening Up Education offers examples, opportunities and thoughts on the use of shared and freely available resources in education. The book is arranged in three sections: software, content and pedagogy.

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