Different Goals, Different Strategies
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-11-07
"I think Michael Feldstein is directionally correct in his analysis of what has been happening to “open education” for the past several years. Without wading into the labeling fray (are we a movement? a coalition? a community? a field? a discipline?) I’d like to add a bit of my own perspective. Where Michael sees three groups with different goals, I see four groups who are trying to use OER to solve closely related – but ultimately very different – problems:
- The negative impact on access to education caused by the high price of traditional learning materials
- The negative impact on student success caused by limitations in the traditional publishing model
- The negative impact on pedagogy caused by copyright-related constraints inherent in traditional learning materials
- The negative impact on students caused by a wide range of behaviors related to the business models of traditional publishers...."