Is the past truly prologue in all things open?
The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement is gaining traction thanks to the Open Source (OSS) and Open Access (OA) movements that paved the way in software and research. All have a mission to democratize access and encourage reuse with attribution. And all have significant challenges around sustainable models and community engagement. What can we learn from the larger open landscape to advance OER?
A panel of experts from the library, start-up, and non-profit sectors will share an overview of the movements and compare them on common themes including impact, contribution strategies, beneficiaries, infrastructure, and the role of privilege.
For example, what are the challenges of asking effective questions in order to measure impact? How do OSS, OA, and OER address the financial privileges necessary to adopt and author open resources? What community-driven infrastructure exists in OSS and OA that can help OER track reuse and attribution? What has OSS learned from governance models that can inform OER quality, engagement, and contribution? What are effective examples of open models joining forces, such as delivering OER via OSS?
Through a panel discussion and audience questions, participants will emerge with a better understanding of the shared issues across the open landscape and at least one new approach to advancing OER in their roles.