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We don't need no (copyright) education?

Deadline: 6 May 2011

This invitation to debate stems from a theme suggested by John Pettit on the OU H800 course, week...

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Jane Forrest
23 April 2010

This invitation to debate stems from a theme suggested by John Pettit on the OU H800 course, week 10.

"The abundance of free open educational resources may be changing the role of colleges and universities. How far does it challenge the concept of paying for education?”

Or, indeed, the concepts of teaching, evaluating, copyright, author, expert... ?

For sceptics and those worried about their jobs, the attached paper by John Seely Brown and Richard P Adler (Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0) offers a positive view of free, inclusive, worldwide and constantly developing education.

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