Curators for OERs

For example, even if a person
is able to come to your project homepage and know how to get there, it
doesn’t mean that this will necessarily get them any closer to finding what
aspects of the project will be the most relevant for them. So, what I think
we are talking about is not simply “findability” of a site, but, rather
being able to continually reach out to people and engage them and connect
them with a project. I believe that for a project to be able to achieve this
that participants must continually take on the roll of curator.

Joshua brings up an excellent point – it’s not just about searching for OERs or content for that matter, but having people who ‘behave’ in the role of a curator. This role can be added to a person’s existing role(s) and interests – because as a member of a community, it’s in a person’s interest to add value to that community, especially over time. It’s a good sustainability strategy to distribute the workload, in an optimized way (of course), where folks can help their peers achieve their goals and objectives.

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