This is a wall:
If your purpose is to protect information, this wall is useful.
If your purpose is to make money on the information, this wall is useful.
But if your purpose is to share information this wall will keep people out.
When we are trying to build a community, even if everyone has a password, this wall will keep people out.
What are you trying to hide?
From Doug Belshaw: We should be continually asking the question, “can we make this public?”
Because that’s how knowledge moves, ideas connect, people learn, innovation begins, and our world becomes a better place for our kids.
More Thinking on Open Practice:
Matt Thompson: How to Work Open
Doug Belshaw: The Importance of Working Open in Education
Mike Caulfield: New Directions in Open Education
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