Open Educational Resources and the future of institutions
Dec 28, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Graham Attwell: "the crisis over the future role of institutional education will continue to deepen." Agreed. "The crisis, engendered largely by technological and social change, can only be exacerbated by the financial cutbacks facing higher education in many countries." The market meltdown, part deux, hasn't hit yet. But count on it, probably starting this year, as governments cut back on everything that moves in an effort to balance deficit-ridden budgets. Total: 161
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Re: Open Educational Resources and the future of institutions

Its really encouraging to see the kind of efforts being put in by these people to propagate OER,perhaps the only solace we can think of now.What I am apprehensive is about the possibility of these platforms /efforts being hijacked or curtailed.And its our duty to support and back great people like Stephen Downes to steer us clear all these possibilities. [Comment] [Permalink]

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