Talk:Research/Research papers/Localizing International Business Resources/Archive

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Initial thoughts and feedback

Hi, I've read the draft outline and I think that this will develop into a valuable contribution to the OER field - particularly from your perspectives, reasons and motivations for adopting the collaborative authoring rout of wiki's.

In many respects you are pioneering new ideas and approached through an action research approach. Fantastic - its important for the academy to reflect on the academic rationale for what you're doing.

First a minor correction <smile>.

  • The Commonwealth of Learning and WikiEducator are working with educators across 53 states of the Commonwealth. The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth - while a significant initiative, is only part of the Commonwealth. So your potential reach is wider than you thought! Moreover - the majority of Commonwealth Countries, about 48 are developing countries - which ties in with your objectives to extend reach to the developing world.

I like the Issues you have identified and look forward to see how these develop.

One issue which I think is very relevant to your paper is the question of the non-commercial restriction we have observed in so many OER projects. Your project is a very good example of why OER projects should not use the NC restriction. You get the best of both worlds - opportunities to collaborative without the debilitating restriction of the NC restriction - yet you have the freedom to add a number of "commercial" value added services when you teach programmes using free content.

Just a few ideas from my desk. I look forward to seeing the development of the paper and look forward to providing further reflections.

Cheers --Mackiwg 06:19, 31 May 2007 (CEST)

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