open educational resources

Impact of Opencourseware on Paid Enrollment in Distance Learning Courses

This study examined the cost of converting online distance learning courses to OCW, the impact of opening these courses on paid enrollments, and the long-term sustainability of OCW through the generation of new paid enrollments.

Open Educational Resources and Higher Education

This paper examines the concept of OER in more detail, offering a simple, clear definition, explaining the economic and educational potential behind that definition, introducing examples of OER practices around the world, exploring legal considerations

Harnessing Open Educational Resources to the Challenges of Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

The challenges to teacher educators in sub-Saharan Africa are acute. This paper describes how the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) consortium is working within institutional and national policy systems to support school-based teacher profess

Open Educational Resources Policy Background - Brigham Young University. IPT 692R :: Summer 2009

Although this document contains some of the religious ideology of the Brigham Young University, some of their staff are leading thinkers in open education resources theory. The policy document is therefore a useful reference for OERAfrica

Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers

This handbook has been written for anyone who plans and writes learning materials for use in open and distance learning (ODL). Anyone who is interested in producing better ODL materials will find something of value in this handbook.

Materials Development Contract - Example

This is an example contract for materials development projects

The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of Mind

Imagine yourself starting a society from scratch. Perhaps you fought a revolution, or perhaps you led a party of adventurers into some empty land, conveniently free of indigenous peoples.

Licensing & Marking Your Content with Creative Commons

With Creative Commons licenses, you keep your copyright but share your creativity. CC licenses allow others to copy and distribute your work, provided they give you credit and follow the conditions you specify. CC licenses are a great choice for musici

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, re-purposing,