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, viagra buy 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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