- Which group(s) of users should be the ultimate audience/target for OER?
- What kind of ongoing time and effort commitment will faculty and/or institutions be willing to make regarding OER?
- Is there sufficient usage of current OER projects to warrant continued funding?
- Is there enough momentum to sustain open content projects after current funding ceases?
- What might entice for-profit groups to consider long-term partnerships with OER projects?
In my recent presentations I generally have a slide about how hard it is to predict the future. While that may be true, who among us hasn't had a go at it? After all, predicting the future is fun, even if you're not a super genius like Stephen Wolfram. All kidding aside, Wolfram's presentation the future of computation at SXSW last Sunday (I was lucky enough to attend), was enlightening. I also enjoyed this list of twenty-one things that will become obsolete in the future.
Finally, I encourage everyone to take a look at the new series Phil Hill has started over at e-Literate. Phil is diving in to the old and the new as he examines the current models of course design/delivery in Higher Education. I'm really looking forward to the coming posts.
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