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OER World Map at #oer15

Helo ffrindiau OER, a chyfarchion o Gaerdydd yng Nghymru (DU)! Here are the slides from today’s presentation by myself and Philipp at the OER15 conference in Cardiff, in Wales (UK). They provide a snapshot of the current progress of the project and we also managed to collect our first examples of user stories. You can access the list of stories (and add your own) at http://tinyurl.com/oermap.

The recording of the session will also be made available, but in the meantime here are some thoughts I picked up in the discussion:

  • Some people prefer to have some suggestions provided for the structure and length of a ‘story’
  • Some people want to embed HTML links in their story
  • Adding a word limit might be helpful for some because it makes the task more manageable
  • The task of curating stories in multiple languages was identified as a risk for the project
  • Any online form for collecting stories needs to be protected from spam
  • There is interest in the alternative (non-map) forms of visualization – it might be good to sketch some of these out
  • There may remain issues around the internationalisation of the platform
  • Emails may lack persistence as a grounding for the map contributions
  • There remains interest in an OER World Map but the important thing from an uptake point of view is the perception that the platform has some permanence and will be maintained in the future