The Dark Web of Online Education

Once again the post, Do we need Open Educational Resources (OER)?, by Leigh Blackall puts forward a point of view with which I immediately resonate:

Our educational services are locked up in Blackboard, and our teachers are too afraid to professionally network online. Online education is a dark web. Stepping up to the plate then is Open Education services like Wikieducator, but bringing another set of restrictive criteria that effectively keep people in a twilight zone – adherence to one form of copyright.

I would love to have the opportunity to make public the wikis and blogs I am using within my own institution’s Blackboard LMS. This day fortunately is coming ever nearer.


About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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