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Downes, Stephen and Wiley, David A.

PublishedAugust 2009
Type of worktranscript of a conversation moderated by Chris Lott
Canada, Brigham

A conversation between Stephen Downes and David Wiley on the subject of open educational resources.
Topics covered include:
• What are OERs and Why do we want Them? What's Our Objective Here?
• Providing Learning vs Supporting Learning
• Perspectives on OERs: Users and Producers
• OERs Created by Providers vs. Created by Community

Keywords creating OER · education licensing · OER accreditation · OER commercialism · supporting OER

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