ASSIGNMENT: Catch your breath, read your classmates' blogs for Week 9, and post your interlinked thoughts on what everyone is saying.
I read some posts, and there are some ideas that attract me. I will write them as follows:
Argomenti indicated the concept about globalization. I agree with that globalization is am important issue. It is vital to recognize the potentialities of people around the worlds. Globalization influences the development of OER. With the advent of technology, learners around the world who have the internet access are able to achieve a variety of learning resources, and create their own learning materials based on their own needs, or build on the learning objects that have been created by someone. People from different places can exchange ideas and work on the same learning materials collaboratively to make more wonderful learning stuff. Through online interaction and ideas from different persons, the construction of knowledge is underway.
Greg indicated that most OER are from a rich and powerful places of the world because those rich places have the money and enough resources to create them. Those places are usually the creator of the OER, and it seems that they have a lot of influence on the direction of OER. However, we can not neglect the voices from the minorities. For instance, we need not only to listen to the voices from teachers, we also need to listen to the voices from students. Though teachers are the one who can decide the teaching style, the learning results of students may reflect if this kind of teaching method works. The voices from students can not be neglected even though they are not the policy makers. Similarly, people who use OER may come from different countries with different cultures. People may have different needs for OER. Localization would probably be the way to satisfy different needs of users from different worlds.
Elisa pointed out that Lessig thinks that the extrems of "all rights reserved" and "no rights reserved" are disruptive of creativity. The most proper way will be the idea "some rights reserves" of the Creative Commons with which both rights of authoers and users are safeguarded. From my point of view, I also think "some rights reserved" would be proper for both authors and users. But I don't think "no rights reserved" is that bad. I think it is ok if an author who just wants to create some useful contents beneficial for world, and he allows other people to modify, remix on what he creates, or use them even for business purpose. But probably most authors will not choose this way for their own works. They may want to keep some of rights of their works. If the contents are put in the public domain, then any user can do anything they like on the contents. They do not need to worry about if there are any restrictions for the use of the contents. It provides users more freedom on the utilization of free contents or materials.