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September 28, 2008 / ergonomic

digital citizenship in education

Desde Monterrey, aprovecho un pequeño break para sugerir una lectura de la OCDE que creo puede ser de interés. Estoy seguro que ofrece elementos de interés (y sería deseable que los ‘profes’ pudiesen leer).

Giving Knowledge for Free; The Emergence of Open Educational Resources” (2007). Este texto ofrece un análisis en la relación entre objetos de aprendizaje, distribución de recursos educativos y propiedad intelectual, así como las implicancias de la integración de estos tres elementos. Un tema que venimos atendiendo desde la creación de colaboratorio y que creemos de fundamental importancia para la educación. Más allá de la economía de la gratuidad, ofrecer recursos de manera abierta, es una apuesta por abrir espacios que hasta hace poco estaban restringidos a sólo a unos cuantos. Seguro hay mucho que discutir y reflexionar al respecto. Descarga en pdf. A continuación algunos extractos.

“An apparently extraordinary trend is emerging. Although learning resources are often considered as key intellectual property in a competitive higher education world, more and more institutions and individuals are sharing digital learning resources over the Internet openly and without cost, as open educational resources (OER)”.

Incentives for individual teachers and researchers can be summarised under four headings.

  • The altruistic motivation of sharing (as for institutions), which again is supported by traditional academic values.
  • Personal non-monetary gain, such as publicity, reputation within the open community or “egoboo” as it is sometimes called.
  • Free sharing can be good for economic or commercial reasons, as a way of getting publicity, reaching the market more quickly, gaining the first-mover advantage, etc.
  • Sometimes it is not worth the effort to keep the resource closed. If it can be of value to other people one might just as well share it for free.


Link recomendado: Free and Open Source Software for E-learning.

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