While there is a significant open education movement in higher education, there is much to be done to shift from a culture of closed (mostly commercial) systems to one in which educators and students take on more responsibility for the creation of content and sharing it openly. This refers to open access to academic literature and research, open learning materials that can be shared, reused and redistributed and open pedagogy that involves students more actively in their education. Colleges and universities spend significantly to support closed systems. For example, research libraries spend millions of dollars to subscribe to research journals. If we could develop a better publishing and dissemination system, and we have the technology, then this content could be openly shared instead of keeping it behind the paywall of a closed system. It is just one component part of what we need to do to reimagine higher education, but it would dramatically change how students and faculty work together to create and share information.