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Re: [teacherartexchange] Fw: Online Art Class


Date: Fri Aug 25 2006 - 15:32:53 PDT

I agree...sounds like exploitation to me, too.

>On Aug 25, 2006, at 1:31 PM, Marvin Bartel wrote:
>> You wrote:
>>> The TRITON organization who sponsors/owns the online and video-
>>> conferencing courses in northeast Wisconsin would pay me $500 for
>>> course development. The course is going to be totally online but
>>> could be blended with face to face contact (no more than 20%).
>>> Our school would receive $210 per student from TRITON. In
>>> addition, TRITON would own the course.
>> You may enjoy this, and decide to do it for what you learn, but to
>> me this sounds like exploitation. $500 is not very much to develop
>> a course that they own. I would only develop a course for this
>> amount if I could retain copyright to the course materials and own
>> the course. This would give me the right of refusal or to get some
>> fees if they decide to hire others to teach my course.
>I hesitated about responding to this thread, but since Marvin brought
>up what I was thinking I'll chime in. This is going to take you
>hours and hours to do and if you divide that by 500 you'll end up
>with a dollar an hour and nothing for you expertise.
>Although I am totally in favor of developing all alternatives for all
>children to "not be left behind," I think we have to be aware that
>there is profit making sector out there that wants public education
>to fail and those that know how to make money are just waiting to
>take advantage of our moral and ethical sense of what we give so
>admirably. The business people are not so gracious. They see 783
>billion dollars spent a year on public schools and they want a piece
>of it. They want us to fail so they can swoop in on the money. And I
>don't think they care if a child fails.
>If anybody still thinks NCLB is about education... well just ask
>yourself how much money? and how can you argue with the premise.
>We are are living with some very nasty people making decisions about
>where are system is going and they are using US with faulty notions
>about how to get them richer.
>Be a good negotiator. Protect yourself.
>just my good intentioned thoughts
>P.S. 30 years ago I got $600.00 for an original fabric design.
>Inflate that to today's prices and try to compare it to the amount of
>work to develop an on-line course.
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