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Why "open knowledge"?
Martin Weller
Overview
• Openness everywhere?
• Pros
• Cons
• Lessons from history
• Discussion/Advice
Why
you
should
care
Openness is everywhere
• Open knowledge
• Open access
• MOOCS
• OER
• Open practice
• Open data
• Open licenses
• Open res...
The “Get on the bus” argument
• Openness is like digital was in
1995
• You’re going to have to engage
with it whether you ...
The good stuff
Sharing is what we do
It increases impact
It’s something HEIs/Libraries can do
It’s cost effective
It’s efficient
It promotes collaboration
The “It’s good for you” argument
The not so good stuff
Loss of control
Theft
Trolls
Monitoring
Always on
The “you need to understand this
stuff” argument
Lessons from history
The VLE
Publishing
MOOCs
The “if you don’t control it, someone
else will” argument
Avoiding dichotomies
Decide what elements can work for
you
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Why open knowledge

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A presentation setting out the pros and cons of open practice, and why it is relevant, outlining a number of arguments for engagement

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Why open knowledge

  1. 1. Why "open knowledge"? Martin Weller
  2. 2. Overview • Openness everywhere? • Pros • Cons • Lessons from history • Discussion/Advice Why you should care
  3. 3. Openness is everywhere • Open knowledge • Open access • MOOCS • OER • Open practice • Open data • Open licenses • Open research • Open citizenship
  4. 4. The “Get on the bus” argument • Openness is like digital was in 1995 • You’re going to have to engage with it whether you like it or not
  5. 5. The good stuff
  6. 6. Sharing is what we do
  7. 7. It increases impact
  8. 8. It’s something HEIs/Libraries can do
  9. 9. It’s cost effective
  10. 10. It’s efficient
  11. 11. It promotes collaboration
  12. 12. The “It’s good for you” argument
  13. 13. The not so good stuff
  14. 14. Loss of control
  15. 15. Theft
  16. 16. Trolls
  17. 17. Monitoring
  18. 18. Always on
  19. 19. The “you need to understand this stuff” argument
  20. 20. Lessons from history
  21. 21. The VLE
  22. 22. Publishing
  23. 23. MOOCs
  24. 24. The “if you don’t control it, someone else will” argument
  25. 25. Avoiding dichotomies
  26. 26. Decide what elements can work for you
  27. 27. Images from Internet Archive Book images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchiveb ookimages/

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