Monday, March 1

Open Content in Workplace Learning?

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was around Open Content for Workplace Learning:

I’m not sure why this already hasn’t had a bigger impact, but workplace learning is going to start to catch up on the value of OCW and OER.

Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. Do a search on something like “instructional design”. Drill down a bit and there are some incredible resources.

Thus, the March question is:

How do we leverage Open Content in Workplace Learning?

There are quite a few different aspects to this question and I would love to get some different perspectives to weigh in around these different aspects:
  • There were earlier attempts at consortia aimed at creating common content, but these have had different results. Can someone weigh in with what's happened around that? Particularly, what are some of the challenges there?
  • Where does existing open content fit into workplace learning needs?
  • What are some of the bigger challenges?
  • What are the issues around rights with the materials and using it in different situations?
Basically, is there opportunity here. If so, where and how.

How to Respond:

Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. This may be hard given the complexity of the topic.

Option 2 -

Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).
Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag). I will only copy and past, thus, I would also recommend you include your NAME immediately before your link. So, it should look like:

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or you could also include your blog name with something like:

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