Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I think the most significant result of this report was its negative finding: "Most academic staff responding to the survey saw little value in developing a managed approach to the retention of learning materials." Moreover, "There is little recognition, particularly among creators and developers, of learning materials as institutional assets or as the product of an investment of institutional time and resources." I think that this is a significant finding, since so much effort is spent developing and maintaining institutional repositories. I continue to believe that support for individual repositories would be more successful. But it may be that any change from the current practice would be rejected by professors.

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