Sharing for a #change11 of educational stuff

OER logoSharing does need some extra work. Uploading, adding metadata, etc.
Why would you go into trouble for sharing educational materials?

  • Gives satisfaction, or pride to share your home made educational materials.
  • Fame and good reputation are for sharing teachers.
  • If you ask for it when sharing, you will receive feedback. which is rewarding.
  • Your network will grow when you do share.
  • Sharing educational materials in blogs or on websites is a way of back-up. for your things.
  • Sharing will help to improve your materials, because your will give some more attention and care to it.
  • Sharing and  receiving feedback and making mistakes is a learning possibility of which  Winslow Burleson says: The process of becoming an expert involves failure, as well as the ability to understand failure and the motivation to move onward. (“Developing creativity, motivation, and self-actualization with learning systems”)
Some people get angry when they share a lot of educational materials and nobody gives attention. Do ask for feedback, include a form, or a Like! button. You will have to invite people to give feedback.

You could make a note to invite users of your work to share their materials too. “If you use my work, you could  care to join me in sharing work”.  This is the Careware idea.  CareWare doesn’t involve money, but it is a transaction nevertheless. Something is delivered, something is received. Adam Smith’s invisible economic hand moves through the CareWare economy just like everywhere else. I can’t ask for something more than I am giving, but I can ask for an appropriate exchange.

And add an OER logo.


2 thoughts on “Sharing for a #change11 of educational stuff

  1. Good posting!

    Feedback from sharing feels like a great value. Wonder how we get past the idea that a mistake indicates some sort of failure? Or maybe the term “failure” needs to be redefined?

    A while back you mentioned your family were seafaring people? I found this quote in “Simulation and its Discontents” ed. Sherry Turkle MIT Press 2009 :

    >>>“…In the early nineteenth century, naturalists thought the deep to be devoid of life, in part because of a prevailing belief that seawater was compressible, that

    Seawater grew more and more solid until a point was reached beyond which a sinking object would sink no further. Thus somewhere in the middle regions of the great abyss, there existed “floors” on which objects gathered according to their weight,. Cannon, anchor, and barrels of nails would sink lower than wooden ships, which in turn would lie beneath drowned sailors.” <<<<

    I find it unsettling but interesting that people used to know this information as fact.


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