Open Educational Content/Top10Reasons
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Open Educational Content (DRAFT)
(Note: this will develop out of my conversations with my peers in my Master's program, regarding a possible Master's Project Topic on Educational Content Use (--Randy Fisher 20:48, 15 November 2007 (CET))
- You can't take it with you (mortality)
- as people get older, they evolve in their thinking and behaviour
- Knowledge is a sustainable resource - "Knowledge will not suffer the tragedy of the Commons"
- No single person can dominate the world (greed)
- Collaborative authoring saves time and money - and distributes the risk
- The opportunity to truly bridge distance, cultures and communities
- Strengthens positive social patterns and human interaction
- It's about 'values' ~ believing in:
- Access to AND learning - as a fundamental human right
- open source values
- ...can stand side-by-side with monetization of learning content - even create case for value-added services
- Some things in life should still be free (today i found out that the Arial font is proprietary!...hard to believe)
- Learning materials can be 'frozen' and copied off the wiki at any point in time.
- Open content authoring can help institutions decrease the cost of producing materials - future competitive advantage will come from increasing learner support resources / systems and quality
- Content is NOT tied to one particular device - it can be used by anyone across any platform.
More to come...