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ERIC Number: EJ1023565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Open Educational Resources for Professionals: A New Era in the Training and Development of Legislative Counsel
Dewhurst, Dale; Keyes, John Mark; Zariski, Archie
Journal of Distance Education, v27 n2 2013
This paper discusses a current project to develop open educational resources (OER) for legislative counsel in countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The project is the latest step in a 20-year old distance education program for those professionals. The paper explores best practices for investment in freely available OER for use by professionals and students who are involved in open access and online learning environments. The creation and deployment of the OER raised many of the key issues faced by many current organizations, including the tension between openness and quality, and the relationship of OER to accreditation. Findings describe the importance of chunking information appropriately, tackling the separation of core knowledge from local contexts, and managing integrity while operating in the domain of open source materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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