Open education systems will broaden minds

20 october 2014

Counselor of Head of the Analytical Center Yuri Ammosov took part in a roundtable “Open educational resources and content” within the international conference for new educational technologies EdCrunch. According to Mr. Ammosov, open education for all differs from current higher education because it does not need prequalification.

“Higher education is based on selectivity, with a selection of prospective students and dropouts. Prequalification, as a must of elementary courses before advanced ones, does not pertain to open education systems”, said the expert. Number of people with good higher education will not change due to uprise of open education systems, Mr. Ammosov thinks. However, open education systems are of big value because they let people of good parts learn things that for any reason they could not learn through formal education.