Access and honesty are indispensable values of education. The job of any teacher is to ensure student access to new knowledge. As an educator involved with technology, I believe that these should also be the primary values informing the intentions of the interactions we facilitate between our students and technology. Therefore, I support the Open Access movement.
Open Access is a philosophy which promotes the idea that knowledge, both individual and collective, is most effectively advanced through universal transparency and accessibility. Collectively, the current idea of Open Access has some of its most significant roots in the early history of computing and Open Source Software. Later, the idea spread rapidly along with the Internet and tools that increased the ability to quickly disseminate cultural artifacts.