Paul Stacey


Musings on the edtech frontier is a home base for my digital identity, a hub for connecting with others, and a place for thinking out loud about the frontier of educational technology, online learning and open. Drawing on my own first hand experiences, edtech frontier mixes big picture perspectives, research and analysis, practical nitty-gritty, and imagined futures.

Edtech frontier postings reference my professional work life, however, the entries in this blog should be considered my own personal views and are not necessarily endorsed by others. Originally focused on the evolving field of online learning, educational technology, and Open Educational Resources (OER), this site is now primarily aimed at exploring the social and economic aspects of the commons and its role in education and culture.

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PAUL’S CV provides a biographical résumé of my career.

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Paul, I’ve just recently discoverd some of your writing about OER and it has made for very hopeful reading. Thanks for continuing to communicate about your work to further this type of collaboration. I haven’t heard much about this in my own system and it gives us a goal to work toward in Alberta!

Comment by Carole Calenso-Fair

Thanks Carole for the encouraging words. I’m hoping that more provinces in Canada will actively adopt OER strategies.


Comment by godsvilla

Dear, Paul,
I am PhD student at Catholic University (Portugal). My research area is related to Technology Enhanced Learning in Development. I saw references to communication:
“Stacey, P. and R. Rominger (2006),A Dialogue on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Social Authoring Models” w
This communication is very relevant to my investigation. Could you please send me a copy to my email.
Best regards

Comment by Sérgio André Ferreira


As requested I’ve e-mailed you a copy of the paper Ruth Rominger and I presented at the Open Education 2006 Conference in Utah. Welcome feedback and further dialogue on the OER Model I put forward and look forward to seeing work emerging out of your investigations.


Comment by godsvilla

Dear Paul
I’ve done a first reading. The paper is very good. Thank you!
Best regards

Comment by Sérgio André Ferreira

Dear Paul,

I am doctoral student at the U of Calgary. My research topic is the OER and the policy implementation. I would like to use and adapt your model of OER project’s attributes and decision points to relate them to future policy implications.

I would highly appreciate if you could share the complete text of your presentation “A Dialogue on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Social Authoring Models” with me.

Thanks in advance,

Comment by Nadia Mireles Torres


I’ll need your e-mail address to send you this paper.

Feel free to send me an e-mail with this request and I’ll reply with the paper attached.


Comment by godsvilla

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Hi Paul,

I am currently doing a literature research on OER with regards to what is important from the provider’s perspective when starting an OER initiative. Would it be possible that you could kindly send me a copy of “Stacey, P., R. Rominger (2006) A Dialogue on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Social Authoring Models” per e-mail? I had a look at your website but only found a word document without page numbers that is not really quotable 😦 The site appears to be offline too…

Many thanks in advance

Comment by Felix

Felix, you can download a copy of this paper from the conference presentations and workshops section of this web site:

Comment by godsvilla

Hi @godsvilla

Thanks for this hint but I already had a look at this site (see my original comment) and, unfortunately, the site only contains a word document which I cannot quote in my thesis as it is somewhat inofficial (no page numbers, no header…). I thought maybe a copy of the original publication existed digitized?


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