3 responses to “A Time Sensitive Question for My OE Global Workshop on Thursday”

  1. Jessica Daicos

    Hi Erica,

    I’m going to pose an unhelpful question to you, which might prove to be helpful. I’ll be vulnerable and admit that I don’t understand most of your post. Actually, I still don’t really understand OERs beyond the context of this course. Are we talking Wikipedia? Have we stopped shaming Wikipedia? Are OERs just technical blogs? Are hipster travel couple blogger sites OERs? I didn’t actually realise OERs were a THING.

    Those are my embarrassing questions. Why they may be helpful is this: my challenges are in understanding what they are, where to find them, what their purpose is and evaluating the validity of them. I don’t think my educator friends know about or use OERs, they either also don’t know about them or are concerned about the quality of information. I think they are all too busy marking and filing paperwork to create OERs. I don’t know how to use hashtags………… (bad millennial)

    My guess would be that OERs need to be advertised better to educators (even sold by answering those questions I had, above). But, this looks very cool. Would you be able to give a brief pitch for OE Global?

    Apologies for offering you more questions than answers.

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    1. Jessica Daicos

      Also… I’m assuming OE stands for Open Education? Might be helpful to clarify for those who are a bit behind on this topic. To me, OE is Outdoor Education.

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      1. Erica Hargreave

        That is actually really helpful, Jessica, as that right there spotlights so much of the issue, and I think you just gave me the introduction to my workshop.

        Are you okay with me sharing that? Either anonymously or with your name attached – depending on your preference.

        And yes, OER stands for Open Educational Resource – it’s only been the last couple of years that I myself learned that terminology.

        Thanks Jessica.

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