Open… as in Open

Steve Carson writes about a recent survey of Japanese attitudes toward open education projects at universities (like OCWs). I have to agree with his selection of a favorite bit from the survey:

Q9: What should be the scope of the universities that open up their lecture materials? (Sample size=1,050)

  • Just well-known public and private universities 17.2%
  • As many public universities as possible 14.2%
  • As many private universities as possible 3.4%
  • As many public and private universities as possible 64.8%
  • Other 0.4%

Two out of three surveyed felt that as many schools as possible should open access to their courses. I agre with them. =)