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On the ‘openness’ of Open Badges.

Yesterday, on the Open Badges community call, we discussed briefly the ‘openness’ of Open Badges. To my mind there’s a dangerous conflation happening at the moment around ‘open’ and ‘free’. I want to take a moment to parse those two concepts. Bear with me. The most common definition of ‘free’ is ‘free of charge’. In […]

What do Google, Open Source Software and Digital Literacies have in Common?

My second post for DMLCentral is now live. It won’t spoil the surprise to tell you that I think the thing Google, OSS and digital literacies have in common is openness. Read the post to see why. (I’m at the mercy of DMLCentral’s editors who have added sub-titles, including one that states, ‘Openness is a […]