Teacher’s Time is Valuable

Colin de La Higuera and Camila Morais Canellas

Université de Nantes

A number of studies have already pointed out that the lack of teacher’s involvement is an important (if not the single most important) issue to start the adoption of OER. In certain contexts, the institution uses an incentive-based model in order to encourage the teachers to accept the extra workload. In under-resourced systems, or in places where newcomers to these questions are failing to understand the different issues, this may not be possible. In this work, we analyse the problem, the proposed alternatives and argue in favour of deploying technology in a way that enhances the learning (and teaching) experience, whilst avoiding burdening the teacher with a heavier workload.

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Teachers time is valuable (OE global2015) from The Open Education Consortium