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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Launch of Open Education News

David Wiley has officially announced the launch of Open Education News, July 7, 2008.  Excerpt:

The young field of open education is gaining momentum and energy. As additional projects, foundations, universities, and other participants join the movement, the need increases for a single source to gather, sort, analyze, synthesize, and disseminate news related to open education. As a field, open education is now where the field of open access was a few years ago. Peter Suber’s wonderful Open Access News provides an invaluable service to the OA community, and we intend to replicate this service with Open Education News....

Open Education News is essentially a group blog. A number of individuals from the US, South Africa, and eventually other locations daily monitor the internet for news related to open education. We then aggregate these items and publish them individually with minor commentary. Occasionally we’ll publish bigger pieces of our own authorship; analyses and such. If you know of some open education news we should write about, contact David Wiley at

Open Education News is graciously supported by the Open Society Institute and the Shuttleworth Foundation.

PS:  This is a very welcome development.  The Open Ed movement has needed this for a long time.  I wish everyone at OEN the best, and I recommend that OAN readers with an interest in open education make it part of their daily routine.