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Open Content as Teacher Professional Development

January 7, 2013

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Bill Fitzgerald at FunnyMonkey is a big advocator of open source software and open contents, he often provides insights about the practices in going open for education. His recent post about open content revisiting the definitions and considerations to move it forward meaningfully. Worth a read.

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In general terms, when we talk about open content, this is part of the foundation holding up the conversation.


When creating open content, it needs to be easy to break a collection of resources up into its component parts.

Some formats (pdf, flash, SCORM, etc), regardless of how the content is licensed, require work to disassemble into their component parts and reuse the material.


The Attribution part is easy, but things start to get dicey with the Share-Alike portion of the license. It’s very unclear what license the derivative work can or should be released under.

This post on data migration also demonstrates…

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