When will academic institutions learn that outsourcing their online learning services is always a mistake?
In February the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy told federal agencies to make similar plans. A week before that, a bill which would require free access to government-financed research after six months had begun to wend its way through Congress.
It has, they would have to admit, been a good bash. The current enterprise—selling the results of other people’s work, submitted free of charge and vetted for nothing by third parties in a process called peer review, has been immensely profitable.
MIT’s president has released a statement regarding the death of Aaron Swartz, who died while facing felony charges over actions he took on MIT’s property.
MIT’s president has released a statement regarding the death of Aaron Swartz, who died while facing felony charges over actions he took on MIT’s property.: shortformblog:
To the members of the MIT community:
Yesterday we received the shocking and ter…
““The people who believe that colleges and universities are places where we want less freedom of speech have won, […] If anything, there should be even greater freedom of speech on college campuses. But now things have been turned around to give …