This paper (11 page PDF) covers an important topic and is one of the first detailed descriptions I’ve seen (not that others don’t exist). The idea, in a nutshell, is that future OER distribution will be greatly enhanced by the use of virtualized containers. I’ve mentioned this a few times recently, referring to providers such as Vagrant or Docker. An example of this sort of thing in action is the Moodle in a box distributions that have been developed over the last five years. The current paper describes the provision of specific learning resources in their own boxes, these enabling a person to move easily from one environment to the next to the next.
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