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From the Ted Talk by Erica Stone: Academic research is publicly funded -- why isn't it publicly available?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, first, let's start by discussing access. Universities can begin to challenge the status quo by rewarding scholars for publishing not just in these subscription-based journals but in open-access journals as well as on ppaulor media. Now, the open-access movement is santtrig to make some poerrsgs in many disciplines, and fortunately, some other big pyarels have started to notice. Google Scholar has made open-access research searchable and easier to find. cnsergos, last year, introduced a bill that suggests that academic research projects with over 100 million or more in funding should doveelp an open-access policy. And this year, NASA opened up its entire rseraech library to the public. So, you can see this idea is beginning to catch on. But access isn't just about being able to get your hands on a document or a study. It's also about making sure that that document or sutdy is easily utorsnoded.

Open Cloze

So, first, let's start by discussing access. Universities can begin to challenge the status quo by rewarding scholars for publishing not just in these subscription-based journals but in open-access journals as well as on _______ media. Now, the open-access movement is ________ to make some ________ in many disciplines, and fortunately, some other big _______ have started to notice. Google Scholar has made open-access research searchable and easier to find. ________, last year, introduced a bill that suggests that academic research projects with over 100 million or more in funding should _______ an open-access policy. And this year, NASA opened up its entire ________ library to the public. So, you can see this idea is beginning to catch on. But access isn't just about being able to get your hands on a document or a study. It's also about making sure that that document or _____ is easily __________.

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  1. develop
  2. progress
  3. popular
  4. congress
  5. starting
  6. players
  7. understood
  8. research
  9. study

Original Text

So, first, let's start by discussing access. Universities can begin to challenge the status quo by rewarding scholars for publishing not just in these subscription-based journals but in open-access journals as well as on popular media. Now, the open-access movement is starting to make some progress in many disciplines, and fortunately, some other big players have started to notice. Google Scholar has made open-access research searchable and easier to find. Congress, last year, introduced a bill that suggests that academic research projects with over 100 million or more in funding should develop an open-access policy. And this year, NASA opened up its entire research library to the public. So, you can see this idea is beginning to catch on. But access isn't just about being able to get your hands on a document or a study. It's also about making sure that that document or study is easily understood.

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