Meritocracy vs. Cronyism: the battle between the then and the now

Originally Published onJuly 8, 2014 on LinkedIn I had this Cambridge educated Professor as a boss for a few years. He is Asian, brought up in Asia, but had a completely different philosophy towards teaching and learning especially from the legacy sages who refused to call it quits; maybe because he got his higher education … Continue reading Meritocracy vs. Cronyism: the battle between the then and the now

Re-use and Adaptation of OER in an ODL Institution

Originally Published onJuly 8, 2014 on LinkedIn Arguably, at present, the largest group of OER creators and consumers consist of ODL practitioners. However, the uptake of the wider adoption of OER in teaching and learning is slow from the perspective of an ODL institution due to the lack of understanding of how to implement the … Continue reading Re-use and Adaptation of OER in an ODL Institution

MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?

Originally Published onJune 26, 2014 on LinkedIn Yesterday I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. In fact, the organizers made it quite clear that the event was exclusively for discussing all matters OER. … Continue reading MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?