Month: October 2019

  • Openness as a Bandaid for Colonialism

    > People won’t be able to learn medicine (because the dominant knowledge of medicine is in English by Western textbooks and scientists, in expensive imported textbooks) so they copy illegally. It’s against the law. But it’s an unjust law.Then someone gives permission. But the entire discipline and industry have been gatekeeping and withholding for so […]

  • Universities and Lifelong Learning

    > It turns out that, even in an era when people can take courses from anywhere in the world, they will tend to take them from their local institution or not at all. For all the talk of “national universities” and “mega universities,” it’s not clear that such beasts really exist. For the most part, […]