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Friday, August 07, 2009

New A2K project from BYU education school

The Access to Knowledge Initiative is a new project at Brigham Young University's McKay School of Education. (Thanks to David Wiley.)
... The Access to Knowledge Initiative draws on a wide range of disciplines as outlined in the Initiative Objectives (in sidebar at right [Note: omitted here]). Our current research includes projects examining the long-term sustainability of university-based open education initiatives; a "Continuous Local Improvement Curriculum" (CLIC) model of leveraging and improving open source curriculum materials in an online high schools involving a significant amount of educational data mining; issues of textbook affordability; business models supporting the creation and distribution of open source textbooks; the sales impact of releasing free online copies of commercially printed books; institutional policies dealing with open access to research and open educational resources; and a scalable "data-driven micro-tutoring" teaching model ...