Open Educational Resources

open.jpg All rights reserved. There is a lot of talk about "open" these days. It's the new black. It's cool and hip, and marketeers are calling their products "open," whether they are or not. But what does "open" really mean? And why should we care? For the purposes of this discussion, "open" refers to content that can be remixed, modified, and redistributed by...
So often in my teaching career - and as a student, actually - I have seen and heard teachers forbid the use of the powerful computers inside students' pockets, scold a student for having consulted Wikipedia, restricted Internet use to sites they approved, and regard the online writing and social networking the students conduct as a "waste of time." I have also faced opposition from these same...