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Open Education is Not New

Josh Fuchs

When the Open University opened in England in 1971, more than 25,000 students signed up for the first round of courses.

The promise of open admissions and public classes broadcasted on London's television airwaves was a veritable revolution in the way professors could deliver their lectures far beyond the walls of the classroom. This was decades before the internet was available in every household, but the promise of a free, high-quality education was as appealing then as it is now.

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