Topic 5: A reflection, Open Access: Knowledge with no strings attached (#MANG2049

I am grateful to Open Access (OA). It has in many ways brought knowledge to everyone seeking, even the poor because it is offered free of charge, as long as one has internet access

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Photo Reference: How things like OA might just cause the internet to “wake up the world ” Photo by Cisco Systems, found here

OA is testament to how powerful technology is.  Julaina highlighted, “Spending on ‘traditional’ media such as newspapers and magazines has dropped almost 20% in the last six months, while spending on digital media has almost halved”.

Video reference: The above video is from here .

A key benefit of OA is that it promotes independence.  Someone unwell can find out the cause of the symptom online and whether it could be self treated, saving time and money

Please click here to see a Prezi on how OA helps one to recover from cough

Sharing useful content online by authors  has  led to a wider audience . Authors get credited whenever their works are cited. The acknowledgement builds on their reputation

 

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Photo Reference: Photo is from here

For instance, graphics that I posted earlier were shared by Adelene. She credited me for the works. Because of OA,  now my work has travelled and appeared on someone else’s blog

 

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Image credits: Adelene Teo from her blog, Musings & Thoughts .

Lastly,

OA is a walking dictionary, helping us to understand and make sense out of concepts or issues which we have no clue. It’s biggest plus point lies in it being offered free of charge and available at the press of a button

This topic has enlightened me as to why academic institutions are particular about referencing. Referencing is the least we could do to credit the author for his effort.

giphyMedia Reference: GIF is from here

As the issue facing OA content producers is the cost of publishing online, before the issue gets out of control, I hope there would be some cost sharing mechanism in place. These can be in the form of collaboration between governments, content producers and research institutions to come together so that OA can continue to contribute positively to our day to day living and to make the world a better place.

 

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Media Reference: A roadmap on how to sustain Open Access from my notebook

Video Reference: A Powtoon I made that shows how to sustain Open Access.

Unknown to many, OA actually supports competitor insight. It allows organisations to develop products that can exceed what its competitor does

Video Reference: This video shows the specification of a Lenovo laptop. Through OA, other laptop companies can ride on it as intel to produce a better laptop, to give them the differential advantage. Video is from here

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Bibliography

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Citations, Quotes & Annotations

Wikipedia (2016a) ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain%27t_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(2016a)
Adams, R. (2016) Sal Khan: The man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/23/sal-khan-academy-tutored-educational-website (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Adams, 2016)
Forum, S.W. (2013) Education finally ripe for radical innovation by social entrepreneurs. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/04/07/education-finally-ripe-for-radical-innovation-by-social-entrepreneurs/#26caa9cf7a55 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Forum, 2013)
Free lunch (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Free lunch, 2016)
Investopedia.com (2008) ‘There Ain’t no such thing as A free lunch – TANSTAAFL’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/tanstaafl.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Investopedia.com, 2008)
Investopedia.com (2010) ‘Free lunch’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/free-lunch.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Investopedia.com, 2010)
Lepitak, S. (2016) 90% of online content to be held behind paywalls in three years media company survey suggests. Available at: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Lepitak, 2016)
onigiriseries (2016) ‘Topic 5: What does open access mean to you?’, 15 November. Available at: https://onigiriseries.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/topic-5-what-does-open-access-mean-to-you/ (Accessed: 16 November 2016).
(onigiriseries, 2016)
Open access (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Open access, 2016)
Open access and copyright (2012) Available at: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-access-and-copyright (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Open access and copyright, 2012)
Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics) (2012) Open access explained! Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), 2012)
Teo, A. (2016) ‘Open access – how open should we be allowed to access?’, Musings & Thoughts, 15 November. Available at: https://adeleneteosite.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/is-there-a-limit-to-how-much-we-can-access-in-internet/ (Accessed: 16 November 2016).
(Teo, 2016)
Wiley, D., Green, C. and Soares, L. (2012) ‘Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER how open education resources unlock the door to free learning’, .
(Wiley, Green, and Soares, 2012)
(2016b) Available at: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=E1027E547EAA690528E1A0754D6173F9BEC279FC&selectedIndex=0&ccid=uqe4giGh&simid=608055147156606909&thid=OIP.Mbaa7b88221a1dcaafbda981036eb5c11o0&ajaxhist=0 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(2016b)
Media References:

“Tomorrow Starts here” Image Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cisco+tomorrow+starts+here&view=detailv2&id=1D73D2F51F3047A7D11B2BBEAA0539C8118BDED3&selectedindex=6&ccid=L9f6Ak6D&simid=608005793682753944&thid=OIP.M2fd7fa024e8367150945e0fb866c9dfdo0&mode=overlay&first=1

“Tomorrow Starts here” Video Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By6rMUsQSug

OA Diagram Image Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=602E0C33EBA1E57B3F2B3CEF4555D270FFE8F3F8&selectedIndex=57&ccid=wlZKSrOx&simid=608030266406340340&thid=OIP.Mc2564a4ab3b1f1bba268add77b0624b0o0&mode=overlay

“Open Access in a nutshell ” Available at :https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=602E0C33EBA1E57B3F2B3CEF4555D270FFE8F3F8&selectedIndex=57&ccid=wlZKSrOx&simid=608030266406340340&thid=OIP.Mc2564a4ab3b1f1bba268add77b0624b0o0&mode=overlay

“Lenovo X1 Carbon Thinkpad” Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=602E0C33EBA1E57B3F2B3CEF4555D270FFE8F3F8&selectedIndex=57&ccid=wlZKSrOx&simid=608030266406340340&thid=OIP.Mc2564a4ab3b1f1bba268add77b0624b0o0&mode=overlay

“Shaking hands” Gif Available at: http://giphy.com/gifs/shakes-head-shaking-hands-hand-mP4PMOtoNI304

Media References In Prezi’s
“How to Stop Coughing in 5 Minutes” Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I89BNRCdKu0

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