Club-Admiralty

v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

When the MOOC dust settles...

A long time ago (in technology terms), in an academia very close to us, there were stories of professors who suspended their MOOCs, or decided rant in the class forums and ultimately to walk away because the MOOC wasn't what they expected, and we all (probably) rolled our collective eyes.OK, maybe we didn't all roll our collective eyes, but I remember thinking that the "participate or get the heck
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Sharing of educational materials

Change11 is over...but the discussion is still going ;-)I was reading this post here by Jaap today and I started thinking (some more) about the subject.  Here are some questions (incomplete as they may be) to Jaap's questions:Do schools have a property right on educational materials that is made by teachers? (law)I am of mixed opinion on this.  In the beginning I thought YES! Of course they
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School wants to claim copyright over lesson plans

I came across this article a while back on TechDirt (quite a few comments on the techdirt take!) Now the idea here is that any material or intellectual property created by a district employee, with either indirect or direct support from the district, would belong to the district. This may sound like a good idea, but it is an inherently bad idea - and it's bad on so many levels.From a philosophical
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Should we abolish copyright on academic works?

...my two cents...I saw this on Techdirt about a month ago and it's been lingering in my Google Reader starred items ever since. I've made a good faith effort to read the original but my brain is a bit fried from this summer (and I would like to save a few braincells for the fall semester)Here's the abstract for the paper:The conventional rationale for copyright of written works, that copyright is
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