Who Owns a MOOC?

Ry Rivard, Ignatia Webs, Mar 19, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

IPR follies and MOOCs. Faculty in California have a hard-won right to own their own academic material. "But before professors can have their courses put on Coursera, they are expected to sign away those rights to the university so the university can give the professors’ work to Coursera." Anyone who expects that Coursera won't pull a Google and convert open courses into a walled garden is fooling themselves.

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