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Thanks for your hard work! I can see you've been busy with quite a few edits.

>>I've done some work on the OER Handbook this week, mostly copyediting, but I've also started working on some user stories as you requested. Could you look at >>the two here under "Remix OER" and see if they're what you have in mind:

The second half of user story #1 is exactly the kind of I'm looking for. The first half isn't bad, but I've included a description of Wikibooks in the open textbooks subsection of the Get OER section. Additional details about how the animal alphabet was created would be great for the Create OER section as well. In fact, it would be great if some of these user stories carried throughout the handbook.

There are two purposes behind this:

  1. Demonstrate that OER isn't just theoretical, but has practical use.
  2. Give educators their own ideas for OER creation and use.

For second reason, User Story #2 isn't quite what I'm looking for (it's OER to demonstrate the usefulness of OER).

>>Let me know what you'd like in terms of length, format, etc., and I'll work more on these and a few others.

The more practical, the better. I envision the stories having a personal tone; one educator talking to another. The format doesn't have to be too long, just a paragraph or two.

>>Also, I noticed that there are very few external links in handbook. Is that intentional?

Somewhat. In recent days I've added a few more external links. The hope is to create a print version of the handbook during the summer so it can be distributed at conferences, such as the OpenEd Conference 2008. Also, I want the OER handbook to stand on its own as much as possible, so educators don't feel that they're put on a web quest just to learn about OER.

However, there's a lot of great information available at websites with incompatible licenses. If you know of external links that would be helpful, feel free to add them in. For the print version, we'll simply display the URL.

>>I'll appreciate any input you have, so let me know. Thanks.

I'm still looking over the edits, but keep going, you're doing great!

--Sgurell 21:47, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Very good point about not wanting this to seem like a "web quest." And I'm glad you're going to distribute this in print as well. Thanks for the feedback on the user stories. I'll revise and write some more and you can take another look.

Ok, I've worked more on these. Take a look at "Interactive Ebooks to Identify Cause and Effect" and the revision of "Animal Alphabet Remixes". If they look ok, I'll add them in. I will also send messages to some friends of mine who should be able to add some more stories.

--Kfasimpaur 23:07, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Both stories look good. Feel free to add when you are ready. I also appreciate you contacting others about contributing their stories.

I also read your rewrite of the mobile section. It looks good as well, let me know when you integrate it.

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