Academia - OER - Open scholarship

Tunnelling up: Announcing a new book project

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The open education community is multidisciplinary and consists of passionate and intrinsically motivated leaders. In inspiring one another, we serve as caretakers of our mutual flame. We are the core.

However, we now need to reach the surface across the academic sphere by tunnelling up through our different disciplinary lenses. We need to bring together those within our individual disciplines who do not realize they are already part of the open movement, including those involved in open scholarship, opting to publish in and review for open access journals, and those formally and informally sharing their teaching and research materials.

With this in mind, I am delighted to announce that, together with my colleague at NOBA Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, I will co-edit a book entitled Open: The philosophy and practices that are revolutionizing science and educationThe book will be published by Ubiquity Press and contributors will include luminaries from the both open movement and psychology.

UPDATE (July 30, 2015)

I am now able to share the full list of contributors to our book. Robert and I are delighted to have terrific representatives from the worlds of Open Education and Psychology. These include:

David Wiley (Lumen Learning)

Martin Weller, Beatriz de los Arcos, Rob Farrow, Rebecca Pitt and Patrick McAndrew (Open University/OER Research Hub)

Wayne Mackintosh (Otago Polytechnic/OERu)

Cable Green (Creative Commons)

TJ Bliss and Mike Smith (Hewlett Foundation)

Quill West (Pierce College)

Mary Burgess (BCcampus)

Richard Baraniuk, Daniel Williamson, Nicole Finkbeiner, and Danielle Nicholoson (OpenStax College)

Robin DeRosa and Scott Robinson (Plymouth State University)

William Huitt and David Monetti (Valdosta State University)

Ed Diener and Carol Diener (University of Illinois/University of Virginia)

Brian Nosek (University of Virginia/Center for Open Science)

Regan Gurung (University of Wisconsin, Green Bay)

David Miller and Addison Zhao (University of Connecticut)

Anita Walz (Virginia Tech)

Aaron Jarden & Dan Weijers (International Journal of Well-being)

David Strohmetz, Natalie Ciarocco, and Gary Lewandowski (

Jessica Hartnett (TOPIX/

Farhad Dastur (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

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