Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning — This fall Stanford faculty and librarians are working with international partners to offer the innovative free  (no-cost)  course Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning on the OpenEdX platform (https://class.stanford.edu/courses/Education/OpenKnowledge/Fall2014/about ).


The course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including library and information studies, education, publishing, economics, politics, and more. Open Knowledge is international and multi-institutional, bringing together instructors and students from Stanford University (USA), Fordham University (USA), University of British Columbia (Canada), Simon Frasier University (Canada), the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (Mexico), and the rest of the world. Learn more about the concept of „open”, develop your digital literacy skills, and connect with peers from around the world.

For more information and to register: (https://class.stanford.edu/courses/Education/OpenKnowledge/Fall2014/about)

Lauren A Maggio, MS (LIS), MA
Lecturer, Department of Medicine
Director of Research and Instruction
Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Drive, L109, Stanford, CA 94305-5123
lmaggio@stanford.edu
@laurenmaggio