These are my reflections from the OER17 conference in London. It is a mark of a powerful community and conference that it is nearly 3 weeks gone, yet it has a powerful hold on me. I wrote just six months ago how OpenEd16 changed me. Lightning has struck twice. I can't be the same again. There … Continue reading OER17 – Connections to Relationships
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?
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
The deadline is looming in a few days for next April's OER17 conference in London. I'm not even sure yet if I can make to the conference yet but the events of the past week seem to me compelling to us. I'm thinking of proposing a panel discussion to discuss Open Education in a time of … Continue reading Brexit, Trumpworld, and the Future of Open Ed: A Topic for OER17?