This is new to me.
It needs a 'hoover' to collect properly catalogued resources (whose terms map into other languages) if it is going to be a good reference site for the community, and not just for the services which feed the community: how would staff developers be expected to advise on its use and how would it be valued by the content providers?
Some financial lubricant to get collaboration on the enhancement of existing open resources in a common area/discipline would be useful from my point of view (being international they would be less in competition with each other). I see the lack of incentive for development of existing resources and partnerships as the persistent weakness in OER.
Terry McAndrew MSc, FHEA
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From: Open Education Special Interest Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alastair Clark
Sent: 25 September 2013 17:29
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Subject: New EU website embraces Open Ed.
I see that the EU has just launched a new web site - Open Education Europa.
One of its roles is to promote resource sharing. This is quite a multiligual challenge but does make a significant statement in support of Open Education.
Has anyone any thoughts on this initiative?
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