On Quality and Open Educational Resources

David Wily argues that “because quality is not necessarily a function of copyright status, neither traditionally copyrighted educational materials nor openly licensed educational materials can exclusively claim to be high quality.” He suggests that traditional textbooks publishers often use the term quality to mean presentation and graphic design of the resource but that the only true measure of quality is how much students learn when using the materials.

Link: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2947