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Why Open Access Is Critical for the Future of Scientific Papers

Robin Good: Few people today are aware of how much scientific knowledge is being restricted and not made accessible to everyone, thanks to existing business model and the exorbitant subscription prices that scientific journals and magazines charge to their subscribers.


Since such journals are the key medium through which scientists can get their work published and distributed widely, the least accessible are these journals, the greater the amount of people who will not be able to read what such research documents contain.


Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen provide an in-depth explanation of why "open access" in the case of scientific papers is so critical for our future.


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Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dennis T OConnor, juandoming, Robin Good
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Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

Inclusive Learning Design Handbook | SocialMediaDesign |

The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning styles and individual needs.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dennis T OConnor, Jean Jacoby, Donna Thompson, Jenny Pesina, Mayra Aixa Villar, Luis Negrete, Graciela Morales
Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 25, 2013 11:58 AM
Floe stands for Flexible Learning for Open Education. Accessible design benefits everyone.
Klara Somogyi's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:12 AM

guidelines for creating accessible content