Post week 5

October 8, 2007

What do these representative open education projects have in common? What differentiates them? In the context of open education projects, what does “quality” mean?

All projects have in common the spirit of free share of learning objects. This is the view of allo projects but they have differences about filosophy and methodology and I think that each and everyone of them have the same problem: Don´t talk about CMS used!!!!.

In the weeks 2-4, one document says that the tools for manage OCR must be free software but I can´t find the link to download the CMS or information about this. I´m worry about this because isn´t easy to develop one CMS and many people who develop free software wants recognition about his work (see GPL) .

In other way, the differences about these projecs are about his philosophy. For example MIT has a good repository (maded with educommons) for attract new students and the atention of other universities and projects like ocwinmotion but they have tones of share contents philosphy: “Unlocking knowledg, empowering minds”. It´s the visible part of MIT faculty and MIT ideology.

About quality I google quality and OER and I find LORI test as a way to weigh the OER quality but nobody talks much about quality.

A good definition for quality can be founded in Erik Lenvanger blog´s.

I think that one OER have quality if many people be able to learn with it. I think that one ratio can be: (concepts learned * time) / OER, like space/time in speed ecuation.

University of Alicante have an ocw maded with educommons: http://ocw.ua.es .

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