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Paul Bond

SCONUL Seven Pillars Open Educational Resources lens

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SCONUL Seven Pillars Open Educational Resources lens http://www.sconul.ac.uk/publication/oer-lens

see also: http://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/information-literacy-definitions/il-models/

The Seven Pillars are: Identify, Scope, Plan, Gather Evaluate, Manage, and Present. Each is divided into understandings (labelled "Understands") and application (labelled "Is able to").
The Open Content lens in aimed towards producers primarily - researchers, authors and professors. Learners are placed in a passive role, e.g. "Is able to: Assess how open content could enhance the learner experience." There should be a role for the learner as active participant, as a user, creator and sharer.
On the other hand, this lens emphasizes the idea of information literacy as a continuum rather than a binary. The understandings and applications of this lens are far more relevant to those on the advanced end of the scale.