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Higher Education for Good Chapter Conversation with Jim Luke

March 5, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

As 2024 highlight project  and exemplar of open collaboration,  Higher Education for Good (HE4Good) has been out in the world a few months. With the support of co-editors Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Cronin, we are pleased to bring you for Open Education Week, a series OE Week Live conversations focusing on deeper discussions of individual chapters.

In this session we invite you to discusser and explore the concept and meaning of the “open knowledge commons” described by author Jim Luke in Chapter 6, Closing the factory: Reimagining higher education as commons.

“The chapter encompasses the evolution of three imaginaries of higher education, two of which have repeated historically across the globe. In the early 21st century, an opportunity for a third imaginary has emerged, one that holds great promise and I propose needs the attention and efforts of both academics and the larger society.” Jim describes the characteristics of the  two historic imaginaries as the “elite knowledge commons” and the “knowledge factory” and then challenges us to imagine what he calls the “knowledge commons.”

Join the conversation with Jim and co-editor Laura Czerniewicz to probe his construct of social imaginaries for higher education, and the evolution he describes for the first two,  the “elite knowledge commons” and the “knowledge factory.” How does these align or not with the desire to create that better future of higher education? Do we know we are “in the water”? How can academia and society shift the mode forward to the open knowledge commons?

This session will be streamed live to YouTube and you are invited to watch there and to send messages to our guests in the OE Week Live studio. Join us at (this link is also where you can find the recording afterward). And if are interested in contributing to the conversation with our guests in the studio, indicate this session on the OE Week Live sign up form.

Participants are asked to review chapter  6 in advance of this session  and to consider adding comments or questions to the chapter using web annotation.

We look forward to having you be part of this HE4Good Chapter Conversation.


March 5, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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