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5 Comments

  1. Rick Rick
    January 25, 2008    

    Thanks for the report. I’m interested in the earlier report (from FutureLab) you mention, but your link to it seems to be incorrect, leading to an error message on your blog.

  2. January 25, 2008    

    Thank you for the abstract Terry,

    We are not subscribed to the Observatory and so do not get the report 🙂

    It is interesting the emerging impact on educational institutions, which seems to me a sign of things to come for wherever learning happens. The next generation of learners are bringing with them (driven by social and broader trends) a new way of doing things.

    Thanks again,

    Eric

  3. January 25, 2008    

    Sorry about the bad link to the Futurelab report Rick. I have corrected it above and list it here:
    http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/opening_education/Social_Software_report.pdf

  4. January 25, 2008    

    Terry, first off, thanks for the kind words and write up. The link to the Futurelab report is apropos – I was well aware of its existence, as well as a number of other in depth pieces that had already covered the topic *extremely well*, which made writing this very difficult. I hope I did ultimately manage to add something to the overall dialogue and yet still keep it accessible – the OBHE guidelines state that their audience are high level managers and executives and hence to not get too technical or detailed (hard too in a 15k word paper!)

    Also, I 100% agree about the issue of it being behind a password/subscription. I did ask whether this could not be so when they asked me to write the paper. As much as getting paid to write something is helpful and indeed important for me as someone who has to do this outside of their regular job, this is the last time I will write something that gets locked away like this. Lesson learned – what benefit it might have is certainly diminished, and ultimately “open is as open does.” Anyways, thanks again for the feedback and writeup, cheers, Scott

  5. March 10, 2009    

    Terry please can you take some time out to read this paper. Thanks.

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