A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)
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Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section is a more comprehensive analysis of these issues, presented in the form of a traditional research paper. For those who have a deeper interest in OER, this section will assist with making the case for OER more substantively. The third section is a set of appendices, containing more detailed information about specific areas of relevance to OER. These are aimed at people who are looking for substantive information regarding a specific area of interest. Originally published 2011; Revised 2015.
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Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-08)The fact that you are reading this lesson suggests that you have heard of open educational resources (OER). Currently, there is a lot of buzz about OER. Some see them as totally revolutionising how we bring learning ...
Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, which began at the turn of the millennium, was motivated by the ideal that knowledge is the common wealth of humankind and should be freely shared. Most institutions that decided ...
Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)This paper reports on two action research projects which explored the challenge of determining the conditions under which use of OER can drive a transformative educational agenda in schooling systems. At St Peter’s College ...
Moore, Andrew; Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-09)This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; ...
Hoosen, Sarah; Moore, Derek; Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03)This guide provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for students in post-secondary and higher education. It is aimed at helping you, as students, to explore the value of good quality OER, and provides ...