Reasons for going for open source

Go to Etherpad to help edit this list of  reasons:

http://openetherpad.org/FklqmzQbmb

Good Reasons for adopting a new way of delivering learning (such as open source programmes):

  • the existing learners learn more effectively
  • it encourages existing learners to go on to more learning
  • it attracts new learners by increasing access
  • it saves money
  • it makes money
  • it encourages learning for its own sake
  • …………..

Dubious reasons for adopting a new way of delivering learning such as open source programmes:

  • technology makes it possible so we do it
  • the idea of free access to learning materials appeals to our sense of democracy
  • sounds cool
  • everyone is talking about it
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