Stephen's Web ~ Information Underload and OER Leverage ~ Stephen Downes
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-09-06
"I'm going to agree with David Wiley today. The problem of education (and of open educational resources (OER)) is not a search problem. 'If I’m going to mostly find resources I could have made in 15 – 30 minutes, how much time can I possibly save by decreasing mean time to discovery?' On the other hand, says Wiley, 'if I work the other side of the problem – creating larger, more useful OER – there’s an opportunity to create significant leverage.' That is, if large and more useful OER are what is needed. It might be that the 100-hour OER does the same job as the 15-minute OER (it wouldn't be the first time I've seen that). But, in general, we agree: the focus on discovery is of limited value."