Educators involved in the FOSS software are influenced by the dominant view of the community and see themselves as part of a larger phenomenon. The open movement values the democratization of knowledge construction and dissemination and does not support structures of knowledge control
Social cognitive theory (SCT) assumes that humans learn through observation of other individuals and that observers are more likely to adopt a particular behavior if it is observed to be associated with a favorable outcome. I’m curious about the criteria by which people judge favorable. How can you know that your behavior is right? Or because it’s just because that’s what everyone else is doing? If other people want to manipulate your behavior, then they just need to get everyone around them to do the behavior he wants to manipulate you with.
Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and Social Learning Alec Couros