StraightTalk EDEN Council of Fellows Interview Series Host: Dr. Don Olcott,Jr., FRSA, Council Chair OERs Unleashed: Why Now is the Perfect Time for Universities to Mainstream OERs An Interview with Professor Rory McGreal EDEN Senior Fellow UNESCO/ICDE Chair for OER and Professor Athabasca University CANADA About the Guest Professor Rory McGreal is the UNESCO/International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada. He is co-editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), and founder of the OER Knowledge Cloud. He is presently the director of the Technology Enhanced
Deference to technology over humanity, empathy, and judgment is its own banality of evil. Don Olcott, Jr. If you haven’t heard the news on the BBC or CNN, civilisation as we know seems to be coming to an end. No, it’s not due to the pandemic Covid-19, it’s not our dependency on World Cup football or our personal quest to find our true selves amidst the uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity of modern society. It is none of these. The latest Ship of Doom is reporting that digital technology and artificial intelligence are covertly taking over the world . . .