Structure of the internet is anti-pre-packaging
George Siemens, Socializing Open Learning, Barcelona, 30 November 2009
Whilst listening to Harriet Wakelam, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework's Toolbox Business Manager, talk about the need to re-think how 'content' is presented in Flexible Learning Toolboxes it made me ponder about the different ways 'open content and resources' are readily available on the web, but in different ways:
Open quality controlled
Open non-quality controlled
MIT OCW (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware), USA
Open Learn, Open University, UK
Some Creative Commons content/resources
Provide quality assured resources from 'expert' sources
Non pre-packaged resources from the 'masses'
I'm sure there's room for both types of content on the anti-pre-packaging net, as perhaps they serve different purposes/needs?