All focus on creating a legal, institutional framework for promoting the legitimate and deep sharing and re-use of content This is really difficult! Hence focus on legal/ privacy/ security/ ethical/ professional issues. Each of these is a good idea, but has only had limited success Contrast with old/ closed is between Good and Evil, hence title! [emphasise this!]
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When asked whether they would recommend the pack to next years students 86% would
Developing students (and staff) as scavengers
Developing students (and staff) as content scavengers Nick Pearce @drnickpearce firstname.lastname@example.org
about menew ‘open’old ‘open’what is open?staff as scavengers2 case studiesA thought about student scavengersopen-ish education
• Sociologist – with a pinch of STS• E-science, digital scholarship• Now teach sociology + anthropology – Foundation centre• CSAP YouTube project• SCORE fellow
new ‘open’•New technologies•Contrast withold/closed•Institutional level•Reveals problems•Limited adoption
old ‘open’• Education and scholarship have always been about sharing• New technologies become old, but persist
What is open?• Making something available to everybody• Is this an ideal? – Not everybody will ever have access – Or interest – Or capacity
Powerpoint, BB and Slideshare• New feature of BB9 of slideshare ‘mashup’• Already use for conference slides• Sex, Death and Monkeys
What are the implications for making lecture slides publicly available?• Pros – Increased prominence – PR – ego-boost• Cons – Fiddly licensing – fixation with numbers – Standalone vs lecture?
Reading pack and the CLA• Mashup of content• Constraints on content and reach• Popular with students• New technology brings exciting possibilities• What would open licensing add? – for my students? – for me?
Open-ish Education• If open is an ideal, could open-ish be desirable?• Mixture of closed and open
Students as scavengers • From YT project • Encourage existing practice • ‘clickolage’ • But how? • VLE blog was a disa
Pinterest• V. new social media site• Visual sharing• ‘Open’ by ignoring copyright• Starting to be used in education
Questions?• Should I encourage student scavengers?• How best to do this?• What are the issues? – Digital literacy? – Tools? – Rights?