|Institutions||Stanford University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia|
|Known for||Education technology, Open Access, academic scholarship|
John Willinsky (born 1950) is a Canadian educator, activist, and author.
Willinsky is currently on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Education where he is the Khosla Family Professor. Until 2007 he was the Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Willinsky taught school in Ontario for 10 years and, with Vivian Forssman, developed the Information Technology Management program for high schools in British Columbia and Ontario. He is the author of Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED, Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End, which won Outstanding Book Awards from the American Educational Research Association and History of Education Society, as well as the more recent titles, Technologies of Knowing, If Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship -- the latter of which has won the 2006 Blackwell's Scholarship Award and the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award.
He retains a partial appointment at UBC where he directs the Public Knowledge Project, which is researching systems that hold promise for improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research. In October 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Simon Fraser University for his contribution to scholarly communication.
- Simon Fraser University Library, article from Simon Fraser University on the awarding of an honorary doctorate.
- Stanford Educator, Fall 2007 reporting Willinsky's move to Stanford
- John Willinsky, Stanford faculty listing
- PKP Homepage, Public Knowledge Project Homepage (under Willinsky's direction)
- Open Access recorded talks and speeches by John Willinsky via Wikimedia Commons
- Willinsky, John (2006). The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262512664. full-text is downloadable after free registration
- Schmidt, Peter (14 February 2010). "New Journals, Free Online, Let Scholars Speak Out". Chronicle of Higher Education.
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