Wired: "Loca Records wants
to foster experimentation and freedom in music by building a stable of
free music which can be shared, remixed and manipulated by anyone.
Songs are not locked by digital rights management technology."
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If you're a researcher, I recommend that you take the survey, if only
reflect a bit on your own knowledge gathering and selection behaviors.
You'll hit questions you probably don't get asked often but that are
worth thinking about, like, "Why do you write journal papers?" What do you think?  links to this post 9:55:47 AM
is a peer reviewed online journal in Instructional and Learning
Technology. Articles in Pitch focus on pedagogical, technological,
sociological, legal, and moral issues related to opening access to
educational opportunity. Example topics include reusable media /
learning objects, scalability issues, informal social networks for
supporting learning, legal schemes for the sharing of open educational
materials, and the right to education. Pitch is run by the OSLO Research Group at Utah State University.
has launched. I'm not sure if the launch is formal yet, but you can
access the online magazine and view three articles, including an introductory editorial by David Wiley and Brent Lambert, an article from George Siemens on open source content in education, and one of my articles, The Regina Declaration.
Now what's really interesting about Pitch is the peer review system.
"Pitch uses a democratic method of peer review where all readers
participate in the review process. Instead of sending submitted
articles away for 12 months of secret review by three individuals,
Pitch allows your peers to review your work. In Pitch everyone 'pitches
in' to rate papers submitted to the journal." Kudos to David and Brent
for getting this off the ground, and my thanks to them for letting me
be a part of it. I look forward to the discussion that will no doubt