open educational resources

Open Educational Resources: Is the Federal Government Overstepping Its Role?

An article discussing the role of the US Federal Government in promoting OER and the author provides a counter-argument.

Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem

The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitization of content and the impact of open licences. Production innovations considered include content creation models, storybook management and storage, and printing and distribution.

Challenges of Open Educational Resources: A Comparative Study Between Shanghai Open University and the Open University of Tanzania

The study discusses the challenges of open educational resources and in doing so makes a comparative analysis between Shanghai Open University and the Open University of Tanzania. The study uses descriptive survey research design to examine the challenges of open educational researches and hence make a comparative analysis between Shanghai Open University and the open university of Tanzania. 

Open Educational Resources Initiative at the Open University of Tanzania: Challenges and Lessons Learned

This paper is one of the six series of studies that describes the process of designing and development of an OER based course titled "Academic Digital Fluency for 21st Century Lecturers" at the Open University of Tanzania. Through a descriptive research design approach, the study employed documentary analysis (particularly of the proceedings and records from the course development workshops and planning meetings) and review of

Early Experiences of the Course Conversion to OER Process at Open University of Tanzania

This presentation provides the staged processes and lessons learning in the early stages of course converstion to open educational resources (OER) at the University of Tanzania.

Open Washington Open Educational Resources Network: About Policy Video

Everyone talks about OER Policy, but what does it mean? What do OER policies look like in practice? How do they impact OER initiatives? How does our government and our world perceive Open policy? Is policy always necessary in OER implementation? SBCTC invites you on a journey, one where you will explore different paths,  each one reÄecting on these questions through interviews with experts in various areas of OER. These interviews are woven into a series of multimedia presentations on Open Education policy strategy, implementation, and vision.

University of Edinburgh Open Educational Resources Policy

This policy outlines the University’s position on Open Educational Resources (OERs) and provides guidelines for practice in learning and teaching.

Fiji Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts: National Policy on Open Educational Resources

The purpose of this policy is to provide direction in the use of open educational resources (hereinafter referred to as OER) to increase access to and support quality learning and teaching in Fiji’s education and training system. In doing so, the policy seeks to strengthen commitment to OER by all concerned including the Government.

Foundations for OER Strategy Development

The purpose of this document is to provide a concise analysis of where the global OER movement currently stands: what the common threads are, where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie, and how we can more effectively work together as a community. The first draft was born from a meeting of 26 OER leaders in February 2015.

OER Issues: Apples, Orchards and Infrastructure

This blog by Kenneth Green reflects on the 12th Annual Open Educational Resources conference held in Vancouver in late 2015.