Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The authors argue that the current immediate demand for online learning "brings into focus the essential need for both broad access to Open Educational Resources (OER) and broad limitations and exceptions (L&E) for educators and learners to freely and legally use copyright works for educational purposes." I want to caution as I have in the past that limitations and exceptions (L&E) for educators create the risk that materials will be available only to educational institutions (which often charge tuition, even during a crisis) and not to individuals learning on their own at home (which these days is most of us). So be careful when asking for special rights for education - they might be just what you get!

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