Open Access

In this unit, participants will examine the current economics of publishing and their impact on academia; authors’ rights and intellectual property and the connection to publisher agreements and negotiations; and models for open access, including the challenges and opportunities they afford.

Big Ideas

As you work your way through the modules on Open Access, reflect on the following questions:

  • How does the academy contribute to inequalities within the publishing ecosystem?
  • What is the value of my intellectual property?
  • Are there unintended consequences to engaging in open access?

For this unit, you will complete:

  • 3 modules with a mixture of content types (2 hours)
    • NOTE: hyperlinks to outside resources and opportunities to “Dig Deeper” are optional.
  • 2 activities from the Activity Bank (30-45 minutes)
  • A Discussion Forum (30-45 minutes)
  • A Shared Reflection (20 minutes)