Commons vs Public Domain?
Boyle argues for a deeper understanding of
the importance, and the history, or the notions
of the commons and the public domain
CW tells us that private property in all guises,
and unfettered markets, are most efficient
Stuart D. Lee identifies barriers major technical and cultural barriers to the adoption of
open education initiatives at the university level at the institutional and individual levels,
and seeks to explain how the current situation came into being. He al
Are we at a turning point in
Are new technologies and new methods making for
new ways of creating, learning and using knowledge?
If so, what does this mean for universities? For us?
Is the notion of openness at the center of all this?
Part X: CONCLUSION: REIFYING THE NEGATIVE?
When confronted with the accusation that the theory of public domain is little but vague rhetoric, Boyle
responds with an analogy that I found to be very amusing and applicable. He points out that the
What are the main features of OERs?
.educational materials and resources offered
freely and openly for anyone to use and under
some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute.
the content (courses & learning assets)
the delivery (CMS)
the use and reuse