POERUP OER classification

I have been recently thinking about adapting my classification for MOOCs to describe OER communities/initiatives thoughts welcome. Each dimension can be considered in terms of whether it is evident low, medium or high.

Will discuss this tomorrow in our POERUP meeting. 

Some initial thoughts…


4 Responses to “POERUP OER classification”

  1. Robert Schuwer Says:

    Hi Graínne,

    Thanks for this posting! I think it has great advantages having this kind of classicification. When institutions consider publishing or reuse OER it provides them with a kind of checklist of what items to consider when developing the materials. One addition or clarification should be added in my opinion: the different meanings of “open”. It is meant for classifying OER so I guess the type of license and the amount you want to have it openly published is a consideration. It is not clear for aeveryone that “open” is more than “freely available” as the MOOC’s shows.

    Pity I am not present in Oslo to discuss this further, but I hope Bieke will provide some input.



  2. Gráinne Says:

    Great thanks! Have done something about criteria will post later. Yep we miss you in Oslo!

  3. Kevin Atkins Says:

    Hi Gráinne,

    I came across your list of criteria in a workshop here in Germany two weeks ago. I would say you could broaden the field to which these criteria can be applied more or less to e-learning in general. At my university we are currently working on various e-didactical models from which our teachers can choose to model their courses on, our focus being to give multimedia support where required or demanded.
    For MOOCs I really appreciate your ideas and think it really opens up the definitions of what a MOOC actually is again. My problem with MOOCs up to now has been that we’ve come to fix labels to any kind of online course and call it a MOOC, xMOOC or cMOOC, whereas I think that the potential of a “MOOC” is more than just a box with a fixed definition. Your list of criteria opens the debate again. Or better yet: it will hopefully make debate obsolete and give MOOCs a new spin towards what Open Education actually is: freedom.

    Thank you for that!

  4. Gráinne Says:

    Thanks Kevin! It will be interesting to see if the classification is picked up and used….

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