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"The dual meaning of 'open'"
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Cross-posted from the Openness in Education constituent group: "Keeping MOOCs Open" https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/34852
This article nicely outlines the "dual meaning of 'open'" that many have noted regarding MOOCs: that of open enrollment, and openly licensed content.
The author makes a good case for both kinds of "open," but I bet the major players are holding on to their content pretty tightly right now before they can figure out the economics of this whole thing.
I also wonder about a third aspect of "open" not addressed here – that of the platform itself. I keep seeing EdX being described as "open source" (like here http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/uc-berkeley-joins-mit-harvard-in-edx-...), but I have yet to hear anything about the actual availability of this source code.
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