Isn't it standard practice not to award degrees until library fines are paid? Similar principle? eg various things are required for fulfilment of the degree programme, including being in good financial standing with the body awarding the degree?
There are also regs that limit the maximum grade that can be awarded, eg requiring a certain level of attendance, or as a result of assessment resubmission etc, so disconnects between marks achieved and award grade already exist?
I guess what this patent does is muddy the waters around payment points and what is being paid for, eg in access to: course content, course discussion, assessment, recognised academic credit.
Does the idea of paying for X to be eligible to do Y in order to receive Z create too confusing a lock-in/bind?
From: Martin Hawksey [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 7:20 AM
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Subject: Re: Patent to protect book copyright
I wonder how long it'll be before (if not all ready) entire courses are marketed as using 100% open content
On Jun 11, 2012 1:11 AM, "Pat Lockley" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
This might be of interest re openness, open access and sharing resources.
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