Vijay Kumar’s “Opening Up Education” Available as Free E-Book

Adapted from October 10 MIT News Article

Vijay Kumar, Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) and Toru Iiyoshi, consulting scholar for the Carnegie Foundation, coedited the new book “Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge.” MIT Press and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching published the book and made it available online, free of charge at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/opening_up_education.

The book contains a collection of essays about the benefits and challenges of creating open-education programs such as OCW. Toru Liyoshi noted that the book does not simply focus on making things freely available but also “making things more transparent ... so that people can better understand how to improve education.”