After watching the MOOC talk with with Mark and Michele, and also reading the articles about Open Education Resources, I have become very informed and very interested about it. With technology and metaliteracy constantly evolving, OERs are good for teaching, learning , and research so I feel it is very essential for college campuses to take advantages of them. And with them being free, that’s just another great reason to utilize them.
OERs are also being utilized globally, which was the area our MOOC focused on this week. The video clip that was shown focused on students from the middle east . The OER they used helped them get a better understanding of us and not only judge us by what the media portrays us as. Students in the middle east were able to connect with students from here, taking pen pals to the next level. The students from the middle east were able to play an active role and teach the students from here about their life and culture.
The expansion of Global Understanding through OERs will not happen over night but I do believed once its reached it will be great. It will become apart of curriculums and used for the better. Worldwide everybody will be able to be connected. Metaliteracy is very important for the evolution of the world.