Open education and the emancipation of academic labour

I have previously argued that open education is a liberal project with a focus on the freedom of things rather than the freedom of people (Winn, Joss. 2012. “Open Education: From the Freedom of Things to the Freedom of People.” In Towards Teaching in Public: Reshaping the Modern University, edited by Michael Neary, Howard Stevenson, … Continue reading Open education and the emancipation of academic labour

Open education and the emancipation of labour from teaching and learning

Abstract submitted to the CfP on 'Critical Approaches to Open Education', Learning, Media and Technology journal. I have previously argued that open education is a liberal project with a focus on the freedom of things rather than the freedom of people. (Winn, 2012) Furthermore, I have argued that despite an implicit critique of private property … Continue reading Open education and the emancipation of labour from teaching and learning

Open education. Common(s), commonism and the new common wealth

With Mike Neary Open Education, and specifically the Open Education Resources movement, seeks to provide universal access to knowledge, undermining the historical enclosure and increasing privatisation of the public education system. An important aspect of this movement is a reinvigoration of the concept of ‘the commons’. The paper examines this aspiration by submitting the implicit … Continue reading Open education. Common(s), commonism and the new common wealth

Open education. From the freedom of things to the freedom of people

In this book chapter I offer a critical analysis of Open Education, a growing international movement of educators and educational institutions who, through the use of the Internet, seek to provide universal access to knowledge. The purpose of this analysis is to examine the production of value through technological virtuality, in the concrete labour process … Continue reading Open education. From the freedom of things to the freedom of people