Sharing 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”)
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.