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>>The definition of OER is broad. We are really focussing on a subset.

I'm not sure what you mean.

>>Would it help to add something on what the handbook does not cover?

I think that it would be appropriate.

Things not covered in the handbook:

  • Comprehensive coverage of OER practices. (by design, I want educators to feel they have options)
  • Tutorials for media development (no GIMP, no Open Office, though there are links to docs and tutorials)
  • Provide legal advice
  • Cover advanced OER issues (theory)
  • Institution-wide or systemic change

I've added a subsection to the Preface as an attempt to cover these issues.

>>Alternatively, or in addition, we could have a section "Where to from here?" in or just before the conclusion chapter.

The "Additional Reading" and "OER Forums" may meet that requirement, unless you think something more directive is needed. My hesitation with something more directive is that there are so many different paths someone can pursue after creating OER.

Sgurell (talk)06:52, 24 June 2008