Our friend Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) declared her emancipation in her 1986 anthem Control and claimed her right to make up her own mind, make her own decisions, and lead her own life. The theme of control has always been present in open education. It’s always been part of information literacy. It’s an ethical issue that we care about, and one that our students care about. To be citizens and shapers of the information society rather than it’s pawns.