A million thanks for your kind note on my WE page and terribly sorry for the belated reply. I wish there were an RSS feed feature added to WE to help me keep track of notes from my WE neighbors.
Answering your questions:
Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns?
(: The quality of materials won't be fool-proof. A lot of verification and editing is required to validate OER. Still I am awestruck by the power of the group to make this happen. It just needs a lot of collaboration, rather than competition, besides a collective sense of responsibility and awareness of copyright issues.)
If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials
(: It definitely contributes to knowledge building and dissimination. Many people, myself included, wouldn't have dreamt of doing research, not to mention being published. Thanks to open authoring, researchers and educators empower others to follow in their footsteps just by setting examples. WE is an embodiment of this open authoring approach.)
P.S. I found your thoughts about WE community pretty inspiring.--Hanaakhs 13:34, 11 July 2009 (UTC)