Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Nice article that makes the case for metadata as well as anything I've seen. "Dismissing the validity of theoretical principles that state that information and knowledge should be free, I will jump into arguing that metadata is the only valid way of assigning and tracking the market value of digital content, and, as a user, paying for it. The American market has spoken: an article is worth $1-5, a 10 hour-course $50-100, a full-length course $500-2000. These prices have been set by the aforementioned publishers, journals and academic institutions, my favorite clients withstanding. But if these prices are 'right', then why aren’t there more 'eLearners'?" It's worth also popping into the home page and having a look at a few more of Juliette Adams's articles.

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