Teachers have self-autonomy inside a classroom, provided they meet external and internal regulations on curriculum coverage. Both of these are lost delivering OER and MOOC. What can be lost too are the sense of pride in creating own teaching methods and materials, imbuing learning, and the sense of identity in using ones own handcrafted resources. Reusing OER created elsewhere may lead to different teacher characteristics bringing in new as-yet-unseen types into the teaching profession. Taking away the not-invented-here barrier against uptake may open up Pandora’s Box.
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