Letting the inmates run the asylum...or not?
On of the themes that has come up time and again in MOOCs is the nature of openness. It's also come up in my twitter stream these past couple of days with Educause 11 underway, and Blackboard announcing that they are now open (I will reserve my cynicism and scoffing for other media ;-) ).One of the ways in which MOOCs are reported to be open is that MOOCs allow the participants (learners) to
The right to read
Recently I came across and article called the right to readIt's not long, and it's a short sci-fi story.With all the talk about ebooks this year being the in thing for 2009, and my own experiences with ebooks, I think that it's worth while to read.Now while this story is rather bleak and it points to a possibility, an unintended consequence of DRM on our media and its effects on education.Excerpt:For