I have been familiar with the conversations around Open Source materials. I was not familiar with the websites where this week’s class material took us. I found the sources fascinating. I really like the Creative Commons website. When it comes to copyright, our Pitts library staff has handled the details of what we can use. I’m not sure I want to move into their territory. I do feel like I know a lot more about these challenges after this week. I think I will still have Pitts staff check my work.
I think the electronic world continues to move towards Open Resources. I realize that there is the other push towards protecting intellectual property. These two competing values are fighting it out. I would fall on the side of opening up the content for all.
If we move toward a heutagogical model of learning, Open Educational Resources would have to be a major source of material going forward.
One side note: As a child, when I was bored, I would read the World Book Encyclopedia. At the end of the entry, would be a bibliography that would take me to other entries. I would create my own learning module. If only I had the internet then. This kind of learning was very helpful to me. I see it as a possibility for others in this electronic resourcing.