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April 7, 2016 - I was 1 of 9 panelists on the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2016 IP Caucus Panel titled: "Taking Action on Intellectual Property with Open Educational Resources."
My proposal (for this panel presentation) is to use blockchain technology (the technology that underlies and powers bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies) to protect and maintain intellectual property rights for open educational resources. Particularly for the writing discipline, blockchain technology will help protect the IP rights of writers, and thus, will encourage more writers to publish their writings as OERs. The use of blockchain technology to create a "public ledger" of OERs, such as academic essays and artifacts, will have many implications for the writing pedagogy as well.
This presentation is co-authored by the following panelists:
James P. Purdy (Duquesne University)
Mike Palmquist (Colorado State University)
David Blakesley (Clemson University)
Joe Moxley (WritingCommons.org)
Jack Hennes (Michigan State University)
Nick Carbone (Macmillan)
Sherry Jones (Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design)
Charles Lowe (Grand Valley State University)
John Willinsky (Stanford University)