Nov 122012

+David Wiley  on the fundamental distinction between "free" and "open" resources.

As I’ve been saying, the real risk of the On the Fence MOOCs (aka xMOOCs) is that they confuse people about “open.” “Open” does not “mean free to access but copyrighted,” like Udacity and Coursera are. Open means free access plus free 4R permissions.

I share his frustration. Here’s one humble contribution to making it easier to understand the difference between free and open. A word about each quadrant. On the Fence. 99% of content on the internet…

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