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Open Education; need of the hour

[To me] Open Education refers to a complex of various facilities that provide education opportunities without the barriers of money, time, place,  cumbersome procedures etc. It is related to Open Educational Resources (OER) in such a way that the Open Education is a system and OER is the fuel that enlivens the system. 
Cape Town Open Education Declaration says:

“However, open education is not limited to just open educational resources. It also draws upon open technologies that facilitate collaborative, flexible learning and the open sharing of teaching practices that empower educators to benefit from the best ideas of their colleagues. It may also grow to include new approaches to assessment, accreditation and collaborative learning. Understanding and embracing innovations like these is critical to the long term vision of this movement.”

Is Open Education a new concept?
In reality, from times unknown, open education is the origina…