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A reflection on the OER debate: Tony Bates

A reflection on the OER debate: Tony Bates | AJCann | Scoop.it
"If any job is worth doing , it is worth doing well. Just because the materials might be used in developing countries, this is no justification for offering unintelligible Powerpoint slides, pdf files that can’t be adapted or modified, or rambling 50 minute recorded lectures. Those involved in development have a term for this. It’s SWEDOW: Stuff We Don’t Want. Please don’t send socks to Japan – they have enough, and it’s not the problem they are trying to address. The problem with SWEDOW OER’s is that they swamp the good stuff when you’re looking. If OERs don’t do something about their poor quality, and if poor quality OERs drown out good quality OERs, people will just stop trying to use them."
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Terry McAndrew: Credit where credit is due for Educational Resource producers

Terry McAndrew: Credit where credit is due for Educational Resource producers | AJCann | Scoop.it
Still banging our heads against the OER wall.

Project OeRBITAL:
http://heabiowiki.leeds.ac.uk/oerbital/index.php/Main_Page
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