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Open Education Needs Collaboration, Not Copyright

“This song is Copyrighted in the U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”  Woody Guthrie “Open will win. It will win on the internet and will then cascade across many walks of life: The future of government is transparency. .. The future of culture is freedom. The future of science and medicine is collaboration. “ …

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Is The Schools Accountability Edifice Getting A Make-Over?

It seems that talk of  accountability is everywhere in the UK currently. Today, the Prime Minister revealed the new plans for Government accountability.In education, the situation is, historically, a little more comlex. Last night Radio 5 featured a report which presented fairly convincing evidence that many schools now  ‘flip’ between examinations boards in order to find the one most likely to improve exam results across subjects, such is the pressure brought upon schools, by national league tables, to be accountable. When ex-QCA curriculum head , Mick Waters, describes head teachers as using sleight of hand to play the system, we …

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