Rambling aside, a quick definition of...
- Big OER: produced formally in a large scale, for example by big institutions - MIT Open CourseWare or OpenLearn.
- Little OER: produced by individuals, for example, on a smaller scale, perhaps the by product of already existing resources.
- Development of institutional relationships/networks
- Provision of knowledge to the public
- Wider access (easier to find)
- Product of substantial investment
- Good quality
- Production high costs
- Not very re-usable
- Difficulties incorporating Web 2.0/social technology
- Re-use/re-purposing of existing resources
- Can be produced using little effort
- No planning needed (project management?)
- Scope for better promotion of sustainability
- Better integration with Web 2.0/social media
- Perhaps too contextualised
- May require culture change with individuals/small institutions (for production)
- Resources require updating digitally (re-purposed)
- problems with legitimate re-use
- Poor quality/lack of reputation
Weller, M. (2009) Big OER and Little OER. [Online] Available at: http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2009/12/the-politics-of-oer.html. (Accessed 8th April 2013)