Saturday, February 19, 2011

On the extent of the openness of the world - a la Bonk

I am currently reading Bonk's "The world is open". Against this backdrop, I am also attending the OER University planning meeting on 23 February (hosted by the OER Foundation at the Open Polytechnic in Dunedin) - potentially the one planning meeting that could change the face of higher education forever. And yet, as recently as Thursday I was asked to comment on universities' IP policies!!

Having been enculturated into the logic of various divides over a number of years, I find this the most tenacious of all divides. Might it be because it demands of us all a renegotiation of the ground rules: whereas we used to be able to say: "If you want to find the truth, follow the money" - we are now being asked to say: "If you want the truth, share"?

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