I have been the Managing Director of the MERLOT repository and consortium for more than 10 years and have actively participated in promoting OER in the US and around the world in my current position, as a member of the OEC board, and as president of the IEEE Computer Society. Over the last few years, OER has become a recognized legitimate source of quality educational materials that can be used to bring down the costs of instruction for institutions as well as learning for students. In addition to my day to day activities in this regard, as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE eLearning Library, I am actively working towards developing business models for online learning, based on OER concepts. While I am not a proponent of MOOCs as the remedy for all the woes of education, I believe that they do have a definite role in teaching and maybe even for learning! But I am a proponent of emerging technologies as enablers of personal, individualized, online learning characterized by the early work on computer assisted instruction (CAI).