Web 2.0 Open Education Resources
How will you use open source resources to enhance learning?
Discussion Topic for Module 1

Answer either question A or question B:

A.

  • What are the different OER models?
  • What is the difference betwween commercial and non commercial resources? 
  • In what ways are OERs sustainable, why might they not be sustainable? 
  • How are they funded?
  • How are these models alike, and how do they differ?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various OER models?

Respond to at least one other person's posting with questions or "I wonder" statements about the information they posted.  Be sure to go back and read the responses to your original posting and respond to the questions.


or:


B.

  1. How do you see the potential for OER to transform teaching and learning?
  2. What do you see as the benefits of open source software for your classroom, school, or business?
  3. What do you see as the potential down side of open source software for your classroom, school, or business?

Respond to at least one other person’s posting with ideas, suggestions, thoughts that might enhance their understanding of how open educational resources might be beneficial or how to overcome any forseen obstacles. Be sure to go back and read the responses to your posting and reply to the person who posted the response with any questions or ideas that their response suggested to you.

 

Plus:

 

C.  Which of the potential professional learning networks (PLNs) listed in Module 1 did you explore. How might this be used as a a PLN?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this as a PLN?  What do you currently use as your PLN?  Why do you choose to use this? How do you use it?

 

Respond to at least one other person's posting with questions about the PLN they explored and/or the one(s) they currently use so you can find out more about that PLN and whether or not it might be useful for you.  Be sure to go back and read the responses to your posting so you can answer the questions of the person who responded to you.