About OER

About OER

Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Although some people consider the use of an open file format to be an essential characteristic of OER, this is not a universally acknowledged requirement. (Wikipedia)

Here are information about OER listed according to timeline and some webinars discussed on OER:

2003

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities


2007

Cape Town Open Education Declaration

Atkins, Brown & Hammond, (2007) A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievements, Challenges and New Opportunities 
http://www.hewlett.org/uploads/files/Hewlett_OER_report.pdf

2008

101 Open Educational Resources, ZaidLearn

OER The Way Forward: Deliberations of an International Community of Interest, Susan D'Antoni, UNESCO

Lovett, Meyer & Thille, (2008) The Open Learning Initiative: Measuring the Effectiveness of the OLI Statistics Course in Accelerating Student Learning: 
http://jime.open.ac.uk/2008/14/


2010

Wiley, (2010) TEDx talk: Wiley on Open Education and the Future 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb0syrgsH6M

McAndrew, (2010) Defining Openness: Updating the concept of "open" for a connected world: 
http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2010-10

2011

G. Dhanarajan and I. Abeywardena (2011) OER in ASIA: The Gap Between Aspirations and Practice 

Butcher (2011) A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER), Commonwealth of Learning (COL)

Commonwealth of Learning (2011) Guidelines for OER in Higher Education institutions

West & Victor (2011) Background and action paper on OER

Global Text Project Everything You Need to Know About OER

ZaidLearn (2011) 101 Open Educational Resources


2012

Paris OER Declaration

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies


2013

SPARC (2013) Open Education Fact Sheet

Gerry McKiernan (2013) Open Sesame: Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks for Massive Open Online Courses

 

2015

UNESCO (9-11 June 2015) Paris Message

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OER Commons provides a portal to start understanding and exploring the possibilities of OERs: 
http://www.oercommons.org/

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Webinars

The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology presents podcasts of it's Coffee Morning seminars, many of which discuss OER and related research. These can be accessed from: 
http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/engineering-and-technology/ict/podcast-iet-tcm

The NGLC Summer Learning Series includes archived webinars on openness: 
http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/engineering-and-technology/ict/podcast-iet-tcm

David Wiley on Open Educational Resources (NGLC webinar): 
http://www.slideshare.net/opencontent/nglc-webinar-on-open-educational-resources

OER@AsiaHub

 

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