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Q. Should all education be open education?

A. In an ideal world, yes. Why would we decide to put barriers up against this?

Positives of open education

Problems for open education

When we look at a lot of the issues of Open Education they mirror those of commons. One of the most persistent arguments for commons resources is whether they should truly be open to everyone, or if they can be community based and directed.

There generally is an understanding today that actually commons should be created in relation to a need, and therefore the creation of a resource is most likely to be successful and be available in perpetuity if it is created with a specific community in mind.

If we consider OERs in the same way, then we should ask the question ‘who is the community that you wish to create your educational resource for?’ When you know the answer to this and have identified a community, you can begin to plan for their needs. It is possible that others from outside that community will still be able to participate, but knowing your audience is something which allows you to make key decisions on resourcing your project.

What do you need to set up an OER?