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Course on Open Source

David Wiley provides a link to a valuable series of lectures on Open Source. Covers theory, economics, open access journals, wikipedia, and a broad array of other subjects. Quick gripe: when recording classroom sessions, it only takes a bit of advanced planning to ensure that listeners don’t need to follow extensive, muted, background student introductions. Even a 1/2 hour of editing could make it more viewer friendly. There may be 50 people attending the lecture, but once it’s online, the video/podcast may be viewed thousands of times. We can serve the needs of both the learners in attendance, and those at a distance. It only takes a small tweak in our thinking to see the broader audience and provide for their circumstances.