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This picture is a photograph of a mind map. In the large font in the top left of the picture is the phrase ‘Key Q’s’ surrounded by 7 question marks. Four arrows lead away from this phrase to the phrases:

  • “Does it matter if we use an open licence?”
  • “Do we have permission to use an open licence?”
  • “Does it matter what licence we use?”
  • “Does it matter how we use openly licensed resources?”

Dividing these questions from the rest of the page is a big wavy line.

Below the line in the bottom-right of the picture highlighted is the phrase ‘ask the audience’.

Below the line and in the centre of the picture is the word ‘CHALLENGES’ written in large font. Leading away from this word are 5 arrows leading to phrases and sub-phrases as follows:

  • ‘What is OER?’, which leads to ‘Encourage people to find out the answer themselves thru digital media’
  • ‘Why bother?’, which leads to ‘Ego ... building your reputation’ and ‘Moral argument’
  • ‘My resources are ...’, which leads to (1) ‘Not great’, which leads to ‘Opportunity 4 collaboration’ and ‘Sharing helps you improve own practice – benefits students’, and (2) ‘Too good’, which leads to ‘Really?! You can find out by sharing’ and ‘Public funded resources: open is the default’
  • ‘I’m just doing my own thing’, which leads to ‘Social inclusion’
  • ‘It’s extra work’, which leads to ‘Yes, but ... it’s investment’ and ‘Time = £££’.

At the top right-hand side of the picture, but in parallel to the right-hand side of the picture is the phrase ‘Better educator = better student experience’.

 2.4 Why openly license my own materials?