OER MOOC: Use of Open Educational Resources in Classroom

Ramesh Sharma, International Journal of Instructional Technology, Sept 06, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I saw a presentation advertising this MOOC. Searching for the MOOC (because the URL of the MOOC is nowhere in the presentation) I found this item on LinkedIn (stupid login probably required - why do people write articles on LinkedIn?) by Ishan Abeywardena suggesting that the purposes of MOOCs and OERs are opposed. He writes, "Among the areas being revisited are pedagogy, actual reuse of resources, licensing, curation and most importantly business models for sustainability." I responded by suggesting that OERs and MOOCs are inextricably linked, pointing to my article making the case, The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning, which is published but never cited (probably because nobody knows it exists). p.s. I still haven't found the MOOC - here's a Google+ page, a Twitter post, a Facebook page...

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