# Closed Vs Open Authoring Approaches

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In our opinion, should course development for education use closed or open authoring approaches? Give reasons for your view.

21:02, 22 July 2008

I think with the advent of collaborative authoring tools such as wikis, course development for education should use open authoring approaches since this approach draws on the expertise and experience of many instead of the views and ideas of a few. The probability of improved quality is greatly increased. Efraser 09:21, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

21:21, 22 July 2008

In our opinions, course development for education should use open authoring approaches. This approach proves useful for collaborative work amongst educators and charges at the different spheres of life.

04:52, 23 July 2008

In my opinion, the open approach does have a place in the scheme of educational things. However, subsequent to all the expression of ideas, there must be sone governing body that would standadize and authenticate the content, before use by the general teaching public. This will minimize the publishing of incorrect and untimely information. All this is based on the notion that the closed approach will constitute these checks and balances.

04:05, 23 July 2008

Define closed authoring approaches vs open authoring approaches/ Wendy Kathleen 16:43, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

04:43, 23 July 2008

The use of the open authoring approach will give more flexibilty. You would be able to tap in to human resources that may not otherwise be available due to other constraints.Nickilezama 16:46, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

04:46, 23 July 2008

To my mind, the open authoring approach is the way that course development for education should be heading. Technology has put so much at our disposal - resources, opportunities for collaboration, methods for design and delivery. It would be remiss of us as educators, not to take advantage of it. Of course, there needs to be the necessary checks and balances. Prof.celestine.bahse 16:55, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

04:50, 23 July 2008

I believe that sharing information is ideally important, especially in this information era, so in that sense, I see the great potential uses of open authoring approaches, however the question would still remain, who has the better judgement or rather accuracy on the information provided? And at times the true accuracy of such, thus I believe that a little more control may be needed.

04:50, 23 July 2008

I believe that an open approach has many benefits, as it allows senior teachers from all across the nation to share their expertise with the less experienced ones. It also provides a forum for teachers to share new ideas and communicate with their peers through a well structured and professional medium. However the role of the gate keeper must be properly enforced to reduce cases of sabotage and misinformation.M.blackwell 16:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

04:51, 23 July 2008

The primary concern I have is whether the information posted is from an authentic, reliable source and not from someone wanting to play pranks. Although I do like the idea of experts in the field being able to critique your work and suggest what changes could be made to better the final product Rosanna 16:52, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

04:52, 23 July 2008

Open Authoring will clearly have great advantages in that we would be creating a pool of regionally appropriate information, something that is rare...it is not often that we are able to access information relavant to our Caribbean situation..most lesson plans or information available is patterned from our First World Counterparts. It is refreshing as such to see such a system being put in place. However it is important that we separate the input from the various sources, so as to determine and to separate good, viable information from erroneous ones. We Want to have Gowth that will facilitate Development and so quality must always take precedence over Quantity when it comes to a system such as this.S.msingh

04:53, 23 July 2008

I agree that the open approach will stimulate and motivate educators to raise our standard of delivery. An open approach would also encourage collaboration and help to keep us all au courant. But I think too that there ought to be some management of material in order to keep information organised and accurate.CarlaMcknz 16:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

04:54, 23 July 2008