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Throwing Open the Doors: Strategies and Implications for Open Access
October 13, 2009

In the past decade, the proliferation of Web 2.0 tools for sharing and creating knowledge, coupled with the creation of open-access journals, databases, and archives across the web, has begun to …

Income models for Open Access: An overview of current practice
September 28, 2009

“Income models for Open Access: An overview of current practice” examines the use of supply-side revenue streams (such as article processing fees, advertising) and demand-side models …

Session: Diana Oblinger on the Future of Higher Education
March 22, 2010

The economic downturn and society-wide changes catalyzed by information technology are causing many colleges and universities to question what the future of higher education in the digital age wi…

Defining “Noncommercial”: A Study of How the Online Population Understands “Noncommercial Use”
September 18, 2009

This report details the results of a research study launched in September 2008 to explore differences between commercial and noncommercial uses of content found online, as those uses are understo…

Textbooks for the Disabled
August 28, 2009

Publishers open an online system designed to replace the tedious, costly and lawsuit-ridden process of supplying disabled students with course materials. …

'The World Is Open'
August 25, 2009

Author, Curtis J. Bonk, a professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, explains themes of new book about how technology and "open access" ideas are changing educ…

How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education
August 5, 2009

Author Anya Kamenetz, writes about how American higher education is transforming with free online courses, Wiki universities, and Facebook-style tutoring networks. …

David Wiley: Open Teaching Multiplies the Benefit but Not the Effort
July 15, 2009

The author discusses the benefits of open access to all aspects of the learning process when teaching. The author discusses the benefits of open …

Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009
June 29, 2009

An update and analysis of the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 from the Association of Research Libraries. An update and analysis of th…

U.S. Push for Free Online Courses
June 29, 2009

Administration may propose "open" classes and create "National Skills College" to coordinate offerings at high schools and community colleges. Other measures for 2-year instit…