We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
@maruff Digital content is non-rivalrous in the sense that the supply is not reduced through consumption. The marginal cost of making a copy is near zero, and the original is still accessible. Consequently the #lida103 question is why apply restrictive "all rights reserved" copyright to digital learning materials? One possible answer is corporate control to generate artificial scarcity from an abundant resource. .../3
I share your aspiration, Wayne; hoping to contribute to learners in the future, taking your approach to being open as an inspiration.
Thanks, you are ever so responsive which is a very supportive gesture in itself as we learn. 😄
I wonder about the repetition of the word Copyright at the start of sentence under Definition section, initially thinking there might be such a term but I guess there isn't:
@mackiwg Prompted by your words of motivation, I share my certificate and badge here. Thank you for all your efforts in facilitating us from various parts of the world to achieve this.
By the way, what do the Lists and Boost functions do on Mastodon? I read explanation somewhere but could not locate it again.
@mackiwg Precisely, I had left the session on through the weekend. This may be a good reminder to us users that there is a time-out for the session, so we need to refresh when that happens. THANKS again.
Hi Wayne, I am unable to log in to the course. Please can you help, let me know what I can do? Thanks
You are right, Mark, about Wordpress hardselling us stuff. Every day I am being persuaded to upgrade for some incentive or other. You set up on Reclaimhosting.com; is that for free?
👍 Mark, I also landed on your blog page PLE, and find that it lays out starkly the various parts of the personal learning environment, and what they are for. It works like a check list, and I wonder if course participants might find it less daunting when faced with a check list or a more graphical structure introducing the PLE.
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