Wednesday, January 30

OER Blogs (News Aggregator)

"OER (Open Education Resources) are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge (Source)."

"OERBlogs is a new initiative from MIT's OpenCourseWare project to aggregate and stimulate discussion about open educational resources. John Dehlin (Director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium) writes, "Now I know what you're probably saying.....why not just have folks use an RSS reader??? Well the truth is that....1) most folks in the world still don't use RSS readers -- and I'm hoping for a bigger reach than what a client-side application can bring, and 2) you can't link from Digg or Slashdot to people's individual RSS readers." - Stephen Downes

If you also write about OER, you can get your blog listed here by emailing the OCW Consortium. This is a great initiative, and because of this we can now go to one online learning space to get all the latest news about OER, or things related to it. Think of 'OER blogs' as an Online Newspaper aggregating the latest news about OER around world, using the collective intelligence of mankind (I mean those posting about OER!).

In addition, please spread the news about 'OER blogs' and join the OER movement. As John Dehlin says, "There is so much good we can do -- if we cooperate together." :)

1 comment:

PDonaghy said...

Thanks for this tip Zaid. It is a great idea. I have signed up and will be doing a little blog about it shortly!