Great post on OER @audreywatters #oer In the end there has to be some kind of platform or if we are going platformless with OER some kind of standard that allows resources to have tagged metadata.
Do you know how good people are at when it comes to tagging?
I agree OER needs something such as GitHub. So I have a challenge to everyone go get three teachers. Tell them to take there three best lessons, convert them to Markdown, and get them up on Github.
Watch heads explode.
It has taken me a year to get to a point where I am comfortable enough to screw things up on GitHub. You can not ask teachers to open up terminal and expect any contributions.
So I have hopes for wikkity.cc — or something similar. I think fedwiki is awesome but it suffers from the same problem as github only worse. Any UX that needs or looks like documentation is a non-starter for norms.
Thus Mike Caulfield’s need to puddle participants at conferences in order to grasp at meaning.
Yet OER does not need to be an act of titling at windmills or involve pink elephants at all.
What OER databases need, and this is something Hannah Kane has written about (http://hannahgrams.com/2016/02/01/our-evolving-approach-to-the-curriculum-database/) is a content creation first approach. That is something the Mozilla #teachtheweb community is focused on. We need a lightweight, dare I say, CMS that has two buttons: publish and remix.
I am hoping whatever we create will be as platformless as possible but there needs to be some level of discovery, and discovery takes search, and search takes tagging.
. Hopefully much of the sausage making will not be visible.
This vision is what Mike Caulfield brings: curriculum not as a repo but as an organism.