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A group of academics, non-profit and business leaders developed a bill of rights and principles around online learning that students are encouraged to continuously revise.
The original writers posted their version on January 22 and opened it up as a public crowdsourcing opportunity for students and others.
The crowdsourced version of the Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age is on git.hub, a social sharing space for code developers. On Twitter, anyone can use the hashtag #learnersrights to share how they would change the bill and what they think about it.
The bill of rights includes nine inalienable rights for students.
1. The right to access
2. The right to privacy
3. The right to create public knowledge
4. The right to own one's personal data and intellectual property
5. The right to financial transparency
6. The right to pedagogical transparency
7. The right to quality and care
8. The right to have great teachers
9. The right to be teachers
It also includes 10 principles that online learning should reach for.
1. Global contribution
4. Hybrid learning
7. Formative assessment
The document stems out of a meeting called by Sebastian Thrun, a co-founder of online course provider Udacity, in December 2012. In Palo Alto, Calif., 12 people collaborated on the bill, including the following:
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