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Professor Sees 'Moral Imperative' for Open Access

Professor Sees 'Moral Imperative' for Open Access | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

An audio podcast with "David Parry, an assistant professor of emerging media and communications at the University of Texas at Dallas, argues that scholars have an obligation to publish their research in journals that make free copies available online. The Tech Therapy team talks with him about how the debate over open access to research has heated up in recent months, and invites journal publishers to give their views on next month’s podcast." from source: http://chronicle.com

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In this podcast David Parry is interviewed by Jeff Young and Warren Arbogas of the Chronicle. Davide expresses that faculty have a moral and ethical duty to keep their research and published work open. He sees Universities and Scholarly Press as Knowledge Cartels or in other words gatekeepers that prevent timely dissemination of scholarship and knowledge. This fact prevents innovatioin and development of new knowledge resources.

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Google Apps for Education: When Will It Replace the LMS? -

Google Apps for Education: When Will It Replace the LMS? - | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"History professor Jonathan Rees called it an “uncharacteristically subtle post.” When he posted an excerpt from his university’s report on its Blackboard usage, he didn’t have to say much: “I think all I want to do here is point out that all the things professors use Blackboard for here most (as well as a few of the things that not many people use Blackboard for) can be done for a lot less money than whatever our Blackboard license costs. Sometimes they can be done for no money at all.”" from source: http://mfeldstein.com/

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This post was linked to from the Google+ Community discussing if Google Apps for Education would replace the Learning Management System. The post itself is brief and points to other resources. If you read it, be sure to have a look at the comments below. Some of the comments are positive and others are doubtful. One wonders where the balance is.

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