7. The Implications of ‘Open’ For Course and Program Design: Towards a Paradigm Shift?

Figure 9: An open and free beach, Pie de la Cuesta, Mexico Image: © Tony Bates 2015 CC BY-NC

Although in recent years MOOCs, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence have been receiving all the media attention, I believe that developments in open educational resources, open textbooks, open research, and open data will be far more important and far more revolutionary. Here are some reasons why.