Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

July 19, 2014
by Maha Bali

Open and shut

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’m open I’m direct I’m willing To share I’m noisy I’m chatty I’m taking up Space I trust you Before I know you Am I stupid? Should I care? Should I care That you don’t trust me Won’t trust me … Continue reading

May 13, 2014
by Maha Bali

CC-BY-NC – why I am pro “non-commercial Creative Commons licensing”

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe recently had our open access event at the American University in Cairo, followed by a visit by Melanie Dulong from CNRS, who spoke about open data. In an informal discussion afterwards, we discussed the problems with a CC-BY-NC license. … Continue reading

April 27, 2014
by Maha Bali

Reflections on Crowdsourcing after first day of Open Access Event

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere was an interesting discussion that came up today at the open access event at AUC, when I asked the speakers about quality and sustainability in crowdsourced initiatives.   One of the speakers was following the twitter feed when I … Continue reading

March 11, 2014
by balimaha

How many shades of open?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt occurs to me that those of us advocating for open access in academia (whether open educational resources OER or open access publishing) have a really hard time. We’re passionate about something, believe in it so much, it seems instinctual: … Continue reading


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