Reply to Bryan Alexander

Replied to a tweet by Bryan AlexanderBryan Alexander (Twitter)
When I was at a major talent agency selling to studios/producers, their mantra was “keep executives busy reading our material/meeting our clients; they won’t have time to think about hiring/using our competition.” I suspect the same applies here.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. And of course just after posting, I’ve read an article about Microsoft’s acquisition of Github which highlights just how valuable ($7.5B) the nice, shiny, usability of a product can be worth. We definitely need to work on the UX so #OER doesn’t look like public access. Perhaps this is why I appreciate the emphasis that the #indieweb places on UX and design.

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  2. Re “#OER as public-access TV” metaphor: I deliberately chose one #OER intro/GE text w/ subversion of that in mind. It does topic “coverage” AND looks/acts just like a standardized textbook—no whines on that count. Another text’s PDF looks like a Kindle ebook—so yeah, UX issues.

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