Wikipedia founder to help in government’s research scheme | Science | The Guardian

The UK government (not my favourite government on the whole) is making great strides towards openness, bringing Jimmy Wales in to help make all academic and other public-funded research openly available and, interestingly, socially enabled. This should help to ensure the demise of the increasingly ludicrous closed model of academic publication. A great initiative, with a target of opening everything up within two years. It is hard to see how the big academic publishers will survive this assault. Good.

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I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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