Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
WikiEducator is announcing the launch of a new Open Educational Resources Foundation (OERF). In a nutshell, they write, they want to institutionalize OERs, atgtain financial sustainability for the movement, increase fcollaboration among OER providers, and support greater reuse of OERs. "The major value proposition," they write, "lies in opportunities for education institutions to improve efficiencies through OER resource creation and distribution -- most notably reduction in cost and improvements in quality." I think that the value proposition for OERs lies in their potential for use by individuals, not institutions, and that this is where efforts need to be focused.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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