What a catchy title?
Independent researchers who try to inform themselves about important scientific issues have to fork out thousands. This is a tax on education, a stifling of the public mind. It appears to contravene the universal declaration of human rights, which says that “everyone has the right freely to … share in scientific advancement and its benefits”.
I am in favor of open access and publications. There are however many challenges in peer reviews and publishing using blogs. I will share my views in future posts.
Here are some of my publications with others:
Chan, JCM., Mak, KL., and Mak, S.F. (1995). Computerization of manufacturing planning and control systems in the Hong Kong manufacturing industry. Computers in Industry. Vol. 27, no3. pp.291-295, 1995.
Also available here: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=218390
Mackness, J., Mak, SFJ., and Williams, R. (2010). The Ideals and Reality of Participating in a MOOC, Seventh International Conference on on Networked Learning. May 3-4, 2010
Mak, SFJ., Williams, R., and Mackness, J. (2010) Blogs and Forums as Communication and Learning Tools in a MOOC, Seventh International Conference on on Networked Learning. May 3-4, 2010