For topic 5 we challenged you to push yourselves a little harder and try something different – it was good to see a number of you responded to this with Prezis, Vlogs and Powtoons! In your final assessed posts (due by midnight on 10th January), you might like to reflect upon any specific value you obtained from these tools that you will take forward to future modules, or to the building of your own professional online profiles.
Open access is a challenging subject once you dig beneath the initial knee jerk reaction of “of course everything should be free”. The best posts took the opportunity to showcase critical writing skills by examining the issues from the perspective of all parties involved, not just the end users of content. If your marks for this topic were lower than you were expecting, please check out this post on critical writing because some of you were too quick to jump into rather simplistic solutions given the economics involved.
Don’t forget to keep working on your own professional profiles with a view to the final assessed task for this module which is due for posting by 10th January. There is one more drop in class on 6th January, so please do drop by if you have any questions – or feel free to tweet or email at any time before then.