Quick note: after writing the last post on choral explanations I’ve gotten more deeply into Quora. And while there are a number of things that would have to change to make a Quora-style site a viable OER collaboration tool the base interaction is amazingly on target for how collaborative OER repositories should work.
Again, I hasten to say that it is not an out-of-the-box solution for OER at the moment. But it comes closer to any product I’ve seen. And a lot of the genius is in the little UX details.
If you’re involved in open educational resources, I’d highly encourage you to explore the site. Take a day, set up a profile, fill out some areas of expertise, pose a question, follow a few questions, and ask a question to get a sense of the flow of the site. And then if you want to talk implications for faculty and student produced OER let me know, and we’ll chat.
I’ll also post some of my thought on this site in the coming weeks. But use the site, you won’t regret it.