By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Four observations on how OER initiatives are modelled
Allison Littlejohn, Little by Littlejohn, April 5, 2013
Here, first, are the observations, as stated by Allison Littlejohn:
- European OER initiatives are based (largely) on the traditional view of instructor using OER as content for teaching
- Most European OER initiatives rely on government or institutional funding
- OER is often viewed as content curated by ‘experts’
- Significant groups of people are not being considered as key users of OER
From what I've seen of MOOCs in North America, exactly the same four comments could be made. So what's wrong with that picture. More...