Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Are there open educational resources (OER) at your institution?

David Wiley (from the US) has a very comprehensive website, including a weblog (ofcourse!) on open educational resources (or OER in short). His blog is called iterating toward openness. David compares the current situation of OER with a university website: "Can you imagine being asked to calculate the ROI of a university website? Can you imagine what your perception of a university that didn’t have a website would be? OER projects like OCWs have to rise to the status of “website” - they have to become absolutely core, I-can’t-imagine-a-university-without-one." So, in a few *10?* years time, we will not ask ourselves anymore why we need OER. We just offer them to the outside world! I really hope so.

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