It’s all been pretty busy here at the OERRH HQ. Conference season has now ended and with a bit of time to draw breath I’m writing about the recent OER Map prototypes funded by Hewlett Foundation. Mapping has a bit of a history in the OER movement and these map prototypes (along with our OER Impact Map) represent the latest attempts to produce the definitive map of OER. Hewlett in particular has been very interested in mapping as a way of drawing together the different aspects of the work it funds around OER. You can read theoriginal CFP here.
My aims here will be twofold:
1. As a ‘critical friend’ with experience in this field I’m offering a bit of critique in the public domain – obviously just my own opinions but maybe someone will find something useful in there.
2. As the design lead of OER Impact Map I want to learn from alternative approaches and identify possible avenue of collaboration."