On Quality and OER

David Wiley, BC Campus, Oct 11, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

David Wiley briefly summarizes an effective argument showing that open educational resources can be - and often are - just as high quality as traditional resources, but warns of publishgers using distracting metrics. "We should never give into the temptation to focus on vanity metrics like number of pages or full color photos simply because they’re easy to measure. We have to maintain a relentless focus on the one metric that matters most – learning."

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