[Open-education] Special Issue: Education Policy Analysis Archives: * Models of Open Education in Higher Education *

Cable Green cable at creativecommons.org
Mon Aug 4 22:58:58 UTC 2014

Greetings Open Colleagues:

Please consider submitting a paper about for this special issue of...

 *Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA)*

*Special Issue: Models of Open Education in Higher Education Call for
Papers (*http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/blog/?cat=5)

*Education Policy Analysis Archives* (EPAA) announces a call for papers for
a special issue exploring “Models of Open Education in Higher
Education.” Through
the advent of open educational resources (OER) and open access, the
education arena is witnessing the rise of new models to support learning.
>From Coursera to Codecademy, to local initiatives led by individual
instructors—these models are helping to shift the way that higher education
institutions approach pedagogy and credentialing, both at the policy and
the course levels. For example, several institutions have created new
offices and initiatives to encourage faculty to creatively use open content
in their courses; some of these institutions are also supporting lifelong
learning by enlisting their faculty to lead Massive Open Online Courses, or
MOOCs. Other institutions are partnering with open content providers to
create adaptable, accredited courses that are better aligned to employers’
expectations for workforce competencies. And instructors are experimenting
with new pedagogical approaches offered through open content as a means of
meeting their students’ varied learning styles and needs.

These models will likely continue to make inroads into higher
education—spurred in part by rising costs of education, decreases in
funding, and increased demand from students, parents, and employers for
innovative teaching approaches. There is currently, however, limited
empirical understanding of the forms that these models can take, and their
potential impact on formal education, on policy, on curriculum, and on the
practice of pedagogy.

*Education Policy Analysis Archives* announces a call for papers for a
special issue exploring the policy and practice of open education models in
higher education. The special issue seeks to answer: What are the ways that
OER support current challenges in higher education? How are these new,
OER-based models impacting education as we know it—at both a policy and
practice level? And finally, how are these new models impacting higher
education stakeholders, including instructors their students? In answering
these questions, this issue hopes to inform both theory and in practice by
opening up dialogue and providing evidence for the ways that these models
can support institutional goals, and by offering insights into successful
practices that leverage open content toward enhanced student learning. We
invite both theoretical and empirical papers for the issue, as well as
papers that draw on innovative approaches to addressing this nascent area
of research.

* About the Journal: *Celebrating its 22nd year, EPAA is a peer-reviewed,
open-access, international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary journal
designed for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development
analysts concerned with education policies. EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished
original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction
as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place.

* Submission Information:* All manuscripts should be submitted
electronically through the EPAA website and follow the Journal’s submission
guidelines: http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/*. *We will not consider manuscripts
submitted for publication or published elsewhere.

Please contact Maggie Barber (Maggie.barber at gmail.com) for additional
information or to confirm interest in submitting to this special issue.

*Deadline:* September 1, 2014

*Publication date:* March 2015

*Early submissions are encouraged*

*Guest Co-Editors:*

*Lisa Petrides*, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in
Education, lisa at iskme.org

*Cynthia Jimes*, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in
Education, cynthia at iskme.org


Thank you,


Cable Green, PhD
Director of Global Learning
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