FREE time for FreeSouls… a vison for the future of education NOW…

Image via Wikipedia I’ve just been re-reading Howard’s chapter in Freesouls…   And this section really resonates in relation to the use of Web 2.0 (or “participatory media” if you like) in teaching and learning… One thing it assumes is a proactive commitment from participants… Engagement… This passage suggests to me a compelling rationale for the […]

Big research players move to open-access

Image by cindiann via Flickr Image by cindiann via Flickr MIT makes research available on the web Mon, Mar 23, 2009 Esteemed school joins others in advocating open access to research as the price of journals rises By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor In smaller, less confident universities there still seems to be a misguided belief […]

New Canadian Copyright law to make everyone outlaws?

This video with Cory Doctorow is one of the lead awareness raising tools about a proposed (although it may already have passed) new legislation in Canada. Bill 61-C proposes quite a few significant change in Canadian Copyright law in response to changing social trends in the way people deal with such material. Rather than acknowledging […]