Monthly Archives: January 2013

Quality Not Static

Dear Folks, Moving onwards from my Posting yesterday, we want to emphasize that Quality is not a static goal, to be achieved and filed away to gather dust. And Quality is not just a convenient bunch of measurables such as … Continue reading

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Learning as the Only Criterion of Quality ?

Dear Folks, Should we focus on only achieved learning as the measure of quality OER ? or should we include other dimensions to our definition of quality – even if they are impossible or difficult to measure ? Wiley (2012) … Continue reading

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Is the Traditional View of Achieved Cognitive Learning enough ?

Dear Folks, In a posting about what standards to use for OER quality, Wiley (2012) suggested that only the intended achieved learning should be used as the measure of OER quality. I agree that achieved learning should be the gold … Continue reading

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The Domains of Learning as a Template

Dear Folks, The Framework that is proposed here, for talking about OER quality concerns, is based on the five Domains of Learning template. I have gone through the literature and continue to do so, and find that all components suggested by … Continue reading

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A Possible Framework to Adopt

When we describe fitness-for-purpose as the overriding concern for defining the quality of an OER, then this suggests we focus on the learning achieved by the students who use the OER. There are five and only five Domains of Learning. … Continue reading

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How to Join In ?

Dear Folks, You are invited to join in this conversation. The first topic is what basic structure to use as a framework which is comprehensive : many literature studies on quality give ad hoc lists of points and these are … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Conversation

“Understanding learning from the learners’ perspective is the crucial starting point for our work as teachers, trainers, and course designers in improving student learning in distance and open learning.” Alistair Morgan, 1993 : 11 Open educational resources (OER) are now … Continue reading

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