OERs. People build them. People house them in repositories. People do journal articles, conference presentations, research on them. I doubt never their existence.
But the ultimate thing they are supposed to support, maybe their raison d’Ãªtre– the re use by other educators, what do we have to show for that except whispered stories, innuendo, and blurry photos in the forest?
I am on the case.
Yes, I am looking for True Stories of OER Reuse. Big data, metrics, meta data, those are only like those casts of big feet. The only way to know of reuse is to tell it. So I am adding to my True Stories of Open Sharing a special wing to house True Stories of OER Reuse. I see two varieties of possible stories:
- You have created, shared an OER, and you have a story of how someone else has used it? YES, I would love to hear your story.
- You have found, reused someone else’s OER? DITTO. I would love to hear your story.
I am not looking for links to blog posts, articles, web sites (well only as supporting information). What makes a story your story is YOU telling it. Make a video and claim your story.
I have set up a new web form to collect the information. I have a tad bit of urgency as I am scheduled to do an online presentation on this in the first week of August.
Are you a believer? Then help me find the True Stories of OER Sharing.
Otherwise, people will think of it as