Friday, 14 September 2007

Another one - the way of the future?

Journey into use of free software, open formats, open access, and open licensing in academia

1 comment:

Roger Carter said...

This is a good one (and close to my heart as an original and dedicated Firefox user!)

Note this statement: "A particularly strong consideration for me is to strive to teach using tools which students can freely obtain ongoing access to, beyond their short-term period of access to the institutional IT system. Thus, educators I believe need to be teaching more within the external context of students' lives, and less within the artificial setting of the university."
This is very pertinent to information literacy and why I am keen to include Google Scholar ( and its pitfalls) in sessions where possible as well as the proprietary databases.