The International Review of Open and Distance Learning has just brought out a special issue, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2009, edited by David Wiley and James Hilton III, on openness and the future of education.

Table of Contents


Openness and the Future of Higher Education David Wiley, John Hilton III

Research Articles

Openness, Dynamic Specialization, and the Disaggregated Future of Higher Education David Wiley, John Hilton III
From Open Content to Open Course Models: Increasing Access and Enabling Global Participation in Higher Education Tannis Morgan, Stephen Carey
The Impact of Openness on Bridging Educational Digital Divides Andy Lane
Open Textbook Proof-of-Concept via Connexions Judy Baker, Joel Thierstein, Kathi Fletcher, Manpreet Kaur, Jonathan Emmons
Peer-To-Peer Recognition of Learning in Open Education Jan Philipp Schmidt, Christine Geith, Stian Håklev, Joel Thierstein
Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability Norm Friesen
The Technological Dimension of a Massive Open Online Course: The Case of the CCK08 Course Tools Antonio Fini
Incentives and Disincentives for the Use of OpenCourseWare Anne M. Arendt, Brett E. Shelton


Once again, another timely and excellent collection of articles from IRRODL.

Also, congratulations to the Editor of the Journal, Professor Terry Anderson, who was recently awarded the prestigious Chales Wedemeyer award for last year’s best book on distance education: Anderson, T. (2008) Theory and Practice of Online Learning Athabasca, Alberta: Athabasca University.


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