The Open Access movement has changed the world of publishing forever. As Open Access publishing evolves and gains momentum, traditional publishing houses have a hard time keeping up. The need for author-friendly, flexible and highly configurable systems, has left many publishers in the backwaters. More and more academic societies are now turning to open source technologies to manage digital publishing on their own. And that is where Open Academia comes in.
Open Academia is ALT’s publishing partner for Research in Learning Technology.
Open source software offers affordances for adaptation and innovation beyond those available to commercial proprietary solutions. The Apereo Foundation is an association of higher education institutions and commercial partners that develop and sustain open source software to support the academic mission. Open source software produced by Apereo communities is used by thousands of higher education institutions worldwide.