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Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?
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2.1 Benefits of an open approach

Listen to the following audio recording (8 minutes) in which Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, talks about the benefits of being open.

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Activity 2

Timing: Timing: 5 minutes

Martin Weller describes five benefits of openness. Which of the following is not one of the benefits he describes?

a. 

Openness can increase an academic author’s income.


b. 

Openness can help an academic’s content increase its reach.


c. 

Openness can assist with increasing an academic’s network.


d. 

Openness can aid with reciprocity.


The correct answer is a.

a. 

This is the correct response. Martin Weller says that publishing openly is unlikely to increase an academic author’s income.