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Open education in the Geospatial Domain

Prof. Josef Strobl Chair, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria

Open education, in particular open
access to education, must be goals in
every forward-looking society striving
to have a future
Prof. Josef Strobl
Chair, Department of Geoinformatics,
University of Salzburg, Austria

As an academic programme director, I sometimes hear the question: “Why would anyone pay for education these days as ample knowledge today is freely available – Wikipedia, Open Access Journals and all …” A quick response is to point out the differences between a university and a publishing house, the social contexts for learning and the key mentoring role of a teacher, but clearly there are important recent developments influencing the educational domain.

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