Class 8 Open Education Open Access

Today we discussed the growing reasoning for the push for open access for informational distribution. The issue lies with the need to ensure that proper credit is given to individuals for their hard work and how to balance the two.

Key points

Turnitin: Anti-plagerism technology used by publishers and schools to prevent the unlawful copying of digital and written information.

Guttenburg: Non-copyright public access information cite

10% rule: 10 % of an item (book, song, article etc) can be distributed despite copyright in thanks to the Fair Dealings Guidelines.

Fair Dealings is a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work.

We discussed the benefits / shortcomings of the Open Movement . Why some schools who lack resources should have the right to access information that is globally available. In this day and age with the technology that we have educators not only have the right but the responsibility to ensure their materials and information are up to date. An option not available to many using outdated text.







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