Open Educational Resources: The implications for educational development (SEDA)

Dave Cormier questions some underlying presumptions of resource repositories in this examination of open educational resources (OERs). “There is a presumption in traditional learning design that a given trainer is somehow going to be able to divine the needs of a given group of learners before a course is started. Alongside this belief is the idea that there is some kind of ‘best practice’ or ‘one way’ of doing things that can be created, sliced up and dropped into place alongside others just like it and these will serve as the core of what will be needed for learning.