Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

Sending learners outside the LMS to a secondary system is bad for a range of reasons, including the fact that it creates extraneous cognitive load by forcing students to dedicate some degree of attention and learning to the second system’s novel interface, meaning this attention and effort is unavailable for the purpose of learning biology or history. We manually rebuilt each course half a dozen times or more, in Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, and other systems.

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