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Topic 5 2016

Reflection: Open Access to Online Content

Prior to writing this final reflection, other than my friends’ I’ve also read my seniors’ and fellow module mates in UK’s posts. There are many interesting posts that I’ve observed, for example, in Khairul’s post, I didn’t know that the two creators of World Wide Web had opposing views of Open Access. Upon reading them, I am able to improve my understanding of Open Access’ controversial issues. My post was focused on academia. Continue reading →

A Reflection on “Is free the answer?”

I made it to the final topic of the module! This topic proved the toughest to me, as I had no prior opinion regarding the concept of ‘open access’.  For my post, I challenged the idea of all content being freely accessible and reusable. In our society, it seems everybody likes free items. And more items. Norman’s post resonated with this phenomenon. He supported open access – sharing of his works with others. Continue reading →

Topic 5 Reflection

I thoroughly enjoyed reading my classmates’ posts, which gave me a clearer insight to the pros and cons of contents published freely online especially from the content producer’s point of view. Content producers can share their work through various forms online. (Done by me on Pictochart) I liked how XinHui’s post discussed about contents posted on social media. Continue reading →

Reflection: Free Access Content, the Good & Bad

Source: Progressively as I explore this topic on Open Access Content (OA), I came to realise that most of us have been taking information found online for granted. Being able to access research articles at no cost benefits many, and especially a blessing for developing countries in elevating their scientific knowledge. Prestige According to Beatrice, publishing OA articles does wonders for the content producers as well. Continue reading →

Reflection : Topic 5

Initially on my blog post, I have shared about the advantages and disadvantages of Open Access under the category of publication. However, as mentioned previously at my post , Open Access content does not just revolve around articles and books for researchers but it involves the stuff that we use in our daily life as well. Through the readings that have been shared by my classmates, I found out that there are much more different examples of content creation. Continue reading →

Is Free Access really Workable?

After reading several posts of my peers, I see that we all acknowledge both the advantages and disadvantages to content producers allowing free access to their works online. Like my post, Norman’s post addressed plagiarism. To this, Jeremiah suggested (in his comment on my post) that the distinction between plagiarism and inspiration should be defined by lawmakers, and introduction of laws addressing loopholes in ‘legal plagiarism’. Continue reading →