The third in my series of interviews on open educational resources is with Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technology at the University of Plymouth. As a strong advocate of OER in the UK I think his work is familiar to most people working in this field so I'll let the interview speak for itself. We discuss why openness is crucial to the development of higher education, the need for better tagging of resources to aid searchability and the need for a balance between top-down and bottom-up approaches to OER:
Watch the video interview
A couple of useful links for further reading are Steve's blog, Learning with e's, and his collection of presentations, articles and conference papers on SlideShare.
These interviews are part of a national project I'm involved in to encourage the use of OER in Swedish higher education. The project is being run by the Swedish Network for IT in Higher Education (site in Swedish) in cooperation with the National Library of Sweden.