UPDATE: Just got word from Marc Parry – the article is now accessible here.
Have you ever had the feeling that you’re making great progress on a topic you’ve been passionate about for over a decade? I had that over the last few weeks when I had several interviews with the Chronicle for an article they were doing on the open courses I’ve taught with Dave Cormier and Stephen Downes – as well as other open courses taught by Alec Couros and David Wiley. The Chronicle is a well known publication that has the ear of more traditional academics and administrators. Woo hoo! We’re getting somewhere!
Have you ever had the feeling that you’re making absolutely no progress on a topic you’ve been passionate about for over a decade? I had that feeling this morning when I saw that the Chronicle had published the article on our open courses…but for some really ironic reason decided it should be closed access. I haven’t read the article. I’m sure it’s good. But it’s against the grain of what I wanted to communicate about openness. Thanks to Marc Parry for tackling the topic – he seemed very thorough in his research of the topic. I just wish that the Chronicle would let me read the article.