[Open-education] Is there still an OER movement?

Mick FM mick at flossmanuals.net
Fri Aug 22 07:57:39 UTC 2014

Hi there,

I emailed Marieke suggesting this as an area for debate and she said go
for it so here's a starter.

I'm pretty new to the theory in this area so I've tried to think of some
questions that might spark debate as I'd love to know what people on
this list think.

In reading around this subject I notice the term "OER movement" a LOT.
It's quite an evocative term. Maybe it's just to me, but it suggests
grass roots action, social movements, maybe not people on the street
but... you get the idea.

Is OER really a movement in the above sense? How do you see it? Is the
movement moving a bit less nowadays? If so, why?
What makes it a movement compared to, say, a favoured funding track of
certain Foundations?
Are members of the movement moving else? If so, where? To other movements?
Is there still really an OER movement now that there's less funding out

yours inquisitively, 

ps - We've been doing lots of fun things as part of the Duct Tape Uni
process and we've put photos and reflections up on the project blog here
- http://blog.ducttapeuni.org/

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