It has come to my notice that open education has difficulties that are encountered due to different interpretations and perspectives especially to new researchers for instance not knowing where to start and not having a common understanding when people have different starting points. The citation and network approach helps in identifying clusters and themes but it also has limitations such as unavailability of certain texts online and biases in citation practices. Open education also represents an area of study that many people come to from elsewhere but also has disadvantages to a newcomer. Disadvantages to a newcomer can include disconcerting to know where to start since there is no clearly defined disciplinary body at work and it can also lead to amnesia or reinventing the wheel in the field as previous work may be forgotten.

In conclusion as much as open education is of advantage in areas such as choosing educational objectives, organization and sequencing materials, and enhancing motivations, it also has disadvantages such as setting objectives and the role of the teacher. E learning and online education which started in early 1990 to 2000 helped bridge the gap between education and OER. It also helped introduce an influential conversational framework model as a way of analyzing the potential for a technology introduced into the learning process. Though e-learning and OER has major benefits it also has shortcomings such as behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism.

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