Road to a Commons of Our Own: Background

Note this is most of the abstract for today's presentation at OER18 in Bristol, UK entitled "Commons of Our Own".  I've embedded the slides for the presentation at the end. Disclaimer:  This is the advance abstract written months before I created the slides.  We'll see what I actually say today.  I'm kind of curious about … Continue reading Road to a Commons of Our Own: Background

OER, CARE, Stewardship, and the Commons

  Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and C. Edward Watson recently released the CARE Framework, but apparently some people, David Wiley in particular, don't care for the framework.  Stephen Downes has already I think responded in two brief posts here and here. Stephen's posts are brief and I think pretty spot-on. Nonetheless, I'll soldier on and try to … Continue reading OER, CARE, Stewardship, and the Commons

What’s Open? Are OER Necessary?

Like most great conflagrations, it began as a small exchange that touched on a vital point.  At OER17 a couple of weeks ago a suggestion appeared via Twitter that DS106 (the pioneering online course, not the NETGEAR router) wasn't/isn't really "open" since it wasn't based on true OER (Open Educational Resources.  Exception was taken. The ensuing discussion has … Continue reading What’s Open? Are OER Necessary?

The OER Content Trap

Recently I've been following  a discussion about the future of OER (Open Educational Resources). Most of the discussion has been via blog posts between David Wiley (@opencontent) and Rajiv Jhangiani (@thatpsychprof).  Others have contributed via Twitter.  It's a friendly exchange with the key blog posts having been David's Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later Evolution vs … Continue reading The OER Content Trap