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We should not forget the role of contexts. A main focus on content can be limitating. Besides content repositories (libraries in general), there should be a solution that gives context not only at a face to face level (classes) but also at an intranet level, giving the possibility to distribute these intranets to other communities. If we can exchange interactions too,why only focus on content? I'm thinking about a Learning Management System that allows exchanging published work with other communities. It could be done using a usb, taking a class portfolio (using Moodle pages for example - please see to another village. Distance collaboration can also be done in an asynchronous way, where each school has its page or set of pages in moodle, and it would work like standard mail, travelling by land to another school, kids contributing, commenting, peer-assessing, and then back again. --Jpsf 20:52, 29 January 2007 (EST)

I couldn't agree more. Finding a way to share portfolios or even to have many classes working from similar portfolios (whose similarities can be traced back to the same basic project or idea) can be much more important than having a nice example to work with. We want to encourage asynchronous distance collaboration, since very few classes will have real synchrony. Sj talk 17:45, 1 February 2007 (EST)

"the" definition

It is not clear that everyone uses the same definition for "Open Educational Resources". Internet Archive does not specify that Open Educational Resources should be licensed as non-commercial. "We are particularly interested in materials that are produced specially for children and teachers, that are available in many languages, and that are available under a free content license." (source) Free content is more "open" than "open content". Even open content does not have to mean restricted from commercial use. Hopefully the idea of "education networks" does not have to be tied to educational resources that are licensed for non-commercial use only. --JWSchmidt 13:07, 11 February 2007 (EST)

No kidding. I would like to see a return to the old days where a child with a laptop can be a successful self employed entrepreneur, craftsman, or adequately paid apprentice (capable of supporting family while continuing to bootstrap professional skills and earning power) before achieving adulthood at ten or eleven via their own children. It seems to me that a parent must be considered an "adult" capable of supporting self and children and perhaps contributing back to extended family no matter how young if we are to make inroads on lifting everyone rather than concentrating wealth and power into the hands of a very few at top of an ugly flat pyramid. Let us see no "silliness" like restricting the use of the child's computer to only non commercial educational nets. That solves absolutely nothing when our students starve as educated people with economic prosperity out of reach. Mirwin 14:33, 11 February 2007 (EST)


This is a great list, thanks. Where does it come from? If you made it yourself, perhaps you could add some more notes as to which resources are good for non-English languages. I'm specifically looking for Spanish stuff. Homunq 04:18, 28 July 2007 (EDT)