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The Wheeler Declaration

An open university is one in which

  1. The research the university produces is open access.
  2. The course materials are open educational resources.
  3. The university embraces free software and open standards.
  4. If the university holds patents, it readily licenses them for free software, essential medicines, and the public good.
  5. The university network reflects the open nature of the internet.

where "university" includes all parts of the community: students, faculty, administration.

Steps in an Open University Campaign

  1. Define best practices for each criteria
  2. Research universities' statuses
  3. Educate and help universities to move towards openness
  4. Grade universities

More Information

see also:

Open University individual university status and information.

Open University Promotional Materials in progress

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