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the co-option was already well under way by the time I left the field, but every time I see "open education" and "open educational resource" reduced to "open textbooks" not only does it make me want to scream, it is doubly so when I then read think pieces about "no free lunches" and the "cost of quality." Talk about self-fulfilling prophecies and moved goalposts. But hey, it's a living, amiright?
digital media companies: "Direct streaming will disrupt the Big Cable companies! Cheap streaming will end illegal downloads!"
Also digital media companies: "Be sure you subscribe, separately, to Netflix, Disney, Amazon Prime, CraveTV, HBO Go, etc. and definitely also keep your cable package so you can get the rest of it too. Disruption! WOO! Oh, and we're gonna put ads in your digital streaming shows, too. WINNING!"
we got nailed by malware back in 2016. we paid $20K to get key systems unlocked, and likely $millions afterward on consultants and new security. awesome. All of this is money that could have been used for teaching and learning. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/samsam-ransomware-attack-university-calgary-1.4924568
Every time the Pragmatists use "cost savings" or similar to justify Open, they shift the Overton window ever so slightly to the Right. In some cases, I don't doubt this is intentional #CoopsNotCoopt
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