The 2018 ‘Horizon Report’ Is Late. But It Almost Never Emerged. | EdSurge News
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"...Several of the ideas and challenges have landed a spot in the previous editions of the report. Open educational resources (OER) have been included as key trends since 2013, for example. But the report argues that there have been small changes in the trends that have been cited year after year.
With OER, the report notes, “initial advances in the authoring platform or curation method of open resources is now overshadowed by campuswide OER initiatives and sophisticated publishing options that blend adaptive elements into an OER text.”
David Thomas, director of academic technology at the University of Colorado at Denver, says that even repeated trends change over time. “When open educational resources first emerged, it was the wild west. Anyone who wanted to contribute content could,” he says. These days, OER quality frameworks have emerged and the technology is more commonplace on campuses. But new challenges have evolved with the industry, too, such as the concern that some publishers and companies are merely claiming to be open for marketing purposes—a practice sometimes referred to as “openwashing.”..."