Oct 092012
 

Good post by +Martin Weller on how the publishing industry is handling open access so as to revert it back to business as usual. I'd have to say I mostly agree with Stephen Downes's statement referred to in the post: "as soon as any form of commercial enterprise touches education it ruins it". The same is happening with Coursera's interpretation of MOOCs.

In my digital scholarship, I make two pleas, the first is for open access publishing, and the second is for scholars to own the process of change. I’ve never been great at a rousing finish, but the book ends thus:

“This is a period of transition for scholarship, as significant as any other in its history, from the founding of universities to the establishment of peer review and the scientific method. It is also a period that holds tension and ev…

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