A Federated Approach Could Make OER More Numerous, Findable, and Attributable

The repository approach to OER gets findability exactly backwards. Imagine you wanted to make a certain genre of novels more findable; say, science fiction novels dealing with interstellar trade. You have a meeting with fellow authors, who tell you that they always bump into potential readers who say they would love to read more sci-fi novels about interstellar trade, but they can never find any good ones at the online bookstores they frequent. There’s one author available at this store, another at this one. None of the 28 stores seems to have everything. You have at this point two strategies available to you:

Great post from @holden on how concepts like federation and forking could empower open education resources to be more useful and useable.

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