One of the nice things about doing some organized work on OER and open learning (including some with support from the Hewlett Foundation) is that it prompts me do reflect on my own work and thoughts regularly.
As this year comes to a close, here are some of my major areas of work and conclusions:
- This year, we built the K-12 OER Community of Practice.
Results were mixed, and conclusions were many.
- Advocacy for OER in K-12 continued with a few significant new thoughts, namely that OER is a very difficult adoption decision for districts (and much easier for states and individual teachers) and that open learning may be more important than OER.
- Work on the Kids Open Dictionary continued and made some significant strides forward.
Over the next few days, I’ll write a blog post on each of these.