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Good work Wayne. I generally see no major changes, but have a couple of thoughts (actually three, but Alison already mentioned one):

In the figure on the relationship between revenue, operational cost, etc. (which by the way is unnumbered) there is a step change in the operational cost at an unspecified time. What is the reason for that change?

In the Financial Sustainability Model section there is this line "Contributing members will have voting rights in determining priorities for commissioned OER content development projects funded through surplus revenue investments." -- I have some concerns on this, especially since is the only place in the document discussing any voting rights. How do contributing members fit in to the whole scheme (voting-wise I mean)?

Finally, as an aside, I like your figures like Figure 5. I am curious how you created them?

Regards, John

JohnWS 11:25, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

JohnWS (talk)23:25, 9 July 2009

Hi John,

Really appreciate the feedback and suggestions for improvement.

I'll get the Figure numbered -- well spotted! We envisage a reduction in the membership fee per institution once we have achieved a critical mass threshold. The strategy is scalable which means we will become more cost-efficient as the number of members increases. You're right -- this needs corresponding explanations in the text.

The voting concept refers directly to determining identifying course materials which will be developed, where authors and professionals are paid for their services. For example, 10 institutions may decide to develop a foundation course in Economics. However the detail of how the voting will work and how we will identify priorities still needs to be decided. Ideally the founding members should be the ones to decide on how this will work. Note that this has nothing to do with WikiEducator's community governance model. The voting is restricted paid content development projects licensed under CC-BY or CC-BY-SA.

Nothing special about the figures. I drew these figure free hand using coloured felt-tip pens and scanned the resultant figures for uploading in the wiki.

Thanks again. Wayne

Mackiwg (talk)10:51, 10 July 2009