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  1. Oct 2018
    1. Restricting access to information, limiting engagement and participation, and providing learners and instructors with little control over the learning activity, materials, or processes creates a demotivating experience

      Restricting and limiting are keys to profit-making. Relate to education as a commons

    2. ‘making the bad diffi cult and the good easy’”

      a good design principle

    3. access, agency, ownership, participation and experience

      principles of open ed - compare to Downes: autonomy, diversity, interactivity, openness

  2. Feb 2018
    1. Free Software Definition

      essentially says "you bought it, you own it." Vendors in some cases prefer to lease rather than sell - creates an ongoing revenue stream, and allows for ongoing control. Transition to digital media facilitates lease over sale.

    2. university education to all, with no formal entry requirements

      one definition of open ed

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  3. Nov 2017
    1. The word 'open' signals a broad, de-centralized constellation of practices that skirt the institutional structures and roles by which formal learning has been organized for generations

      Love this point. Open has been trying to skirt the formal structures and roles for generations as well.

    2. How can we minimize the cost of textbooks?

      Of the five important questions listed here, this is the low-hanging fruit. Cost is a major barrier to access, so it makes sense that it's Q1. But the other Qs point to things that are so much more beneficial and empowering.

  4. Oct 2017
    1. the five R's are a set of activities

      The key point to me here is that open is about what you can do, not what you can get. Open resources matter because they enable open practices and open pedagogy.

  5. Apr 2017
    1. Tohaveopeneducationmeansthatapersonisabletochoosethecourseoftheirownlearning

      good - not limited to OER - open to learner input and control

    1. We need to start with a good term — could we call this vision one of “connected open”?

      I like this idea. Opens ways to connect info lit

    2. fundamentally redefine open education and once and for all decide that it cannot just equal open educational resources

      This is where history is important. OER has only been a part of open ed relatively recently. The broader vision of open ed has been around for at least 45 years.

    3. It is a change related to creativity, collaboration and innovation, seen as non-political processes.

      I tend to talk about it in entirely political terms, highlighting the difference between the purpose of copyright as written in the US Constitution and the purpose as practiced today.

    4. Polish publishers used this term to show us in negative terms

      interesting to hear about how this is framed in other cultures. People here take similar tactics, but the cultural resonance is different.

  6. Jan 2017
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  8. Jun 2016
    1. In considering considerations, I think it’s important to begin with a thinking (or erasing?) exercise that asks you to forget everything you know or think you know about ed tech and start over.  
  9. Mar 2016
    1. Imagine having at least part of your virtual learning environment (VLE) open, not just for current students (and even current students usually can't see all the teaching that might be useful to them) but for non-students, prospective students, or staff members who want to know what's happening down the road, across the country, in that academic department that interests them. NetworkED 2020 Watch Donna at NetworkED 2020: The London University, as she asks 'what if all of London were a networked University?'There would be so much potential for seeing the different ways in which departments are teaching, for instance. Which departments of biology are doing what in their labs? What theoretical approaches are they taking?

      This to me is more transparent than open where the world outside can see,

      In this context open to me is more about connecting, communicating, learning together and from each other. it's people can walk in on their own or be invited in, people inside can go explore and visit others

      Important: Open to me is much more than that still. I remember the Vconnecting we had during OpenEd15 : No consensus on what "Open" means yet.