Topic 5

Topic 5 – Free online content: Yay or Nay?

Greetings everyone,


Credits- Idrisadeleye

Below is my virgin try on Powtoon

Hopefully, this post will be a informative and enjoyable!~

Do give me feedbacks to further improve! Thanks!

Easter

References:

1- http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED535639.pdf – Accessed on 11112015

2- http://www.edanzediting.com/blog/advantages_and_disadvantages_open_access#.VkNIrjahc2z – Accessed on 11112015

3- http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2013/oct/04/open-access-journals-fake-paper – Accessed on 11112015

4- http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests – Accessed on 11112015

Online content be held behind paywells? – Accessed on 11112015
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests

Open access the true cost of science publishing – Accessed on 11112015
http://www.nature.com/news/open-access-the-true-cost-of-science-publishing-1.12676

UK science to be freely available – Accessed on 11112015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-18860276

Open access explained – Accessed on 11112015

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders – Accessed on 11112015
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/feb/18/open-access-key-issue-university-leaders?CMP=twt_gu

“Responsibility is the cost of Freedom”

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7 thoughts on “Topic 5 – Free online content: Yay or Nay?

  1. Hi Easter!

    Awesome video you have there! I’ve tried creating one too but unfortunately, I first-handedly experienced the paywall system. 😦

    In your video, you have mentioned that “we should create an ethical environment for OER generators, by having a compensation plan for their sustainability”. Open access authors usually have funders, publishers, or themselves funding their researches. Do you mean that end users like us should recompense the authors?

    Also your post seemingly refers to the online articles that we are currently exploring online with regards to our modules. What do you think about open access of other sorts, for an example educational videos, entertainment videos, scientific research and etc?

    Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Hey Mabs!

      Thanks! I think I’ve placed too much effort on the video and I should have made better use of it like how Tian Yi did :/ Still, it’s a good learning experience! You should try powtoon one day too.

      I agree they do have funders, publishers and government grants but these are not enough to make open access job attractive to new authors to join in the wagon, thus making it not sustainable.

      I believe there is more to open access too, I find the framework it has is key. By sharing information for free helps to create a online platform that easily gathers everyone to help share finding to accelerate the rate of research and development of any other sorts. This framework specifically allows everyone starts to communicate freely better and hold a positive sight for future development.

      Thanks for the comments and your post is equally as interesting as well, you have proven that good design and layout on WordPress can make the whole post more interesting too! 🙂

      Easter

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  2. Good evening Easter,

    Firstly, I would like to commend on your effort for this final topic. It really showcased how much we had been improved from this module together through all the overnight blogging sessions 🙂

    You mentioned that there are growing concerns of researchers not being recognized or compensated fairly for their work which draws questions to sustainability issues for OER. However, I did run through a couple of articles which sees a trend in countries such as USA offering research grants and running campaigns to support OER. Feel free to visit my blog!

    With this thought in mind, do you think that it is fair to say that this open educational access model would be to last in the long run with the assistance of political factors?

    Lastly, what are your views in the global impact which OER brings taking into account of least developed countries? Will this system truly benefits them as well?

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  3. Good evening Easter,

    Firstly, I would like to commend on your effort for this final topic. It really showcased how much we had been improved from this module together through all the overnight blogging sessions 🙂

    You mentioned that there are growing concerns of researchers not being recognized or compensated fairly for their work which draws questions to sustainability issues for OER. However, I did run through a couple of articles which sees a trend in countries such as USA offering research grants and running campaigns to support OER. Feel free to visit my blog!

    With this thought in mind, do you think that it is fair to say that this open educational access model would be able to last in the long run with the assistance of political factors?

    Lastly, what are your views in the global impact which OER brings taking into account of least developed countries? Will this system truly benefits them as well?

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    1. Hey Pat!~

      We did improved together on our online skills and research ability.

      There are also a lot other unethical businesses that are out to profit from it unethically. Predatory publishers are one who copy and republish journals, so users need to pay more to get the right journal they need. This in turns reduced the credibility of researchers and profits made are not used back to help make open access more attractive to gain new blood for development of open access.

      With the help of political factors, open educational access will be able to to last long, as education is key to build a strong and capable nation for further development. Political factors helps researchers to have a stable working industry and also a strong backup for innovative ideas they can develop to make open access even better.

      With the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer, OER will help to reduce the distance. Education will help least developed countries get better paying jobs and investment, thus leading to infrastructure improvements, slowly with the increased education and stable funding the poor, will break the cycle of poor getting poorer and help improve the standards of living in least developed countries.

      Easter

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