The latest edition of the DIE Zeitschrift fuer Erwachsenerbildung is devoted to the power of Web 2.0 (the read-write web) in adult learning. This may not be news to UK based educators but I wonder if we really are exploiting the full power of user-generated content? Sure enough we encourage learners to communicate via forums and to source material from Youtube and Ted Talks, but are students – learning through creation? I don’t see much of that happening.
My modest contribution to the latest edition is a piece on the role of Open Educational Resources in Adult Ed.
English version of the article. OEP-DIE-alastairclark
Although OERs are not necessarily Web 2 the OER movement is certainly under-developed in adult ed. Indeed when I sought suggestions for OERs used with adult learners, many of the most popular resources quoted were not strictly OER as pointed out very firmly by Cable Green in a response to an earlier post!