I had the opportunity to attend COHERE’s 2013 conference in at Kwantlen in Richmond, with the theme, “Open Resources, Open Courses: Their Impact on Blended and Online Learning”. It was fantastic: a measured look at the themes of open resources and open learning with opportunities for breadth during one afternoon of break-out sessions, and opportunities for depth during two mornings of keynotes + panel responses.

My notes from Thursday’s keynote by Cable Green with the panel responses:

Cable Green's Keynote
Cable Green’s Keynote


My notes from Friday’s keynote by David Porter with the panel responses:

David Porter's Keynote
David Porter’s Keynote
Panel Responses to David Porter

In conclusion, adoption and diffusion of OERs can learn a lot from how we approach the adoption and diffusion of elearning with many of the similar issues: impact on systems/ecologies of large institutions, faculty take-up, pedagogical implications, the $ imperatives…