Question #6: What questions about Open Education are you grappling with?
There’s so many right now. It’s challenging because there’s so many needs and how do you support people that have different types of needs? For most of the members of the OERwest Network, they need increased funding. They need the funds to support OER because faculty need to be compensated for their time in developing and remixing OER. It’s not cheap to prepare course materials for students. I was a Teacher’s Assistant and I understand that it requires a large time commitment, especially when they’re expected to publish or perish to be promoted. The biggest question that I’m grappling with is how do I support people and their OER efforts when the needs, the objectives, and the goals are so diverse.