OLI Director Norman Bier and Brandon Muramatsu, Associate Director of Strategic Education Initiatives at MIT, have collected the essays written for the discussion panel “FutoOER: Designing the Next Generation of Open Education,” held at the 13th Annual Open Education Conference. These essays have been made available on the newly-launched FutuOER website.

This series of broadly solicited essays is a starting point to examine different visions of what open education might look like in 2036, exploring the potential of the future of Open Education. The essays delve into the ways in which learning science and data science present new opportunities to realize the philosophy of the open education movement on an unprecedented new scale, including the ways in which these opportunities can be used in the next generation of Open Education.