Blog Post: Reflect on how the concept of Open Source content is compatible with educational philosophies such as the concept of the democratization of knowledge and development of an educated population.
I agree wholeheartedly that our current educational system is not addressing the needs of the student of today. I was overwhelmed by the Open Source article because I need a certain structure in order to learn and process and the open source possibilities are endless. I became frustrated when perusing the sites because there is so much to sort through. I would get excited by a title and then become disappointed with the content because it wasn't applicable to my area. On the other hand, honing in and making selections using open source material is a great way to overcome and augment the sometimes very outdated, stale textbooks that we are required to use. Having current information that is more relevant to my students and sources I deem "educational" is a big plus. Teachers are great collaborators and inventors and the ability to invest in our students and share research and sources openly and freely is a powerful tool.