The Pro’s and Con’s of Open Education

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Normally I wouldn’t promote a for-profit company when writing about OER, which by some people’s definitions means totally and absolutely free.  But sometimes something will come across my desk from one of those “evil” for-profits that is so good that I feel I just have to share it with our community.  The most recent example of this is an infographic entitled Wide Open Spaces: The Pros and Cons of Open Education from valuecolleges.com.

This infographic, complete with citations, provides an interesting graphical perspective on topics described by its title.  I’m including the top screen of the infographic here, but urge you to link to it and view/read it in its entirety.

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Also, from time to time members of the MERLOT community, myself included, add learning materials to the MERLOT collection that do in fact cost money.  We allow them and we add them because we feel that sometimes you just have to spend a little money to get the best. Whenever there is a cost involved, it is noted in MERLOT. So if you have your own learning materials or use others that are not in MERLOT, we encourage you to add them to the MERLOT collection to share with others.

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2 Responses to “The Pro’s and Con’s of Open Education”

  1. EDU520 Course Reflection | daiglehutchinsple Says:

    […] Reisman, S. (2015). The Pros and Cons of Open Education. Retrieved from https://blog.merlot.org/2015/06/30/the-pros-and-cons-of-open-education/ […]

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  2. Rocky Handsomer Says:

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