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ERIC Number: EJ973902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
The OER Mix in Higher Education: Purpose, Process, Product, and Policy
Nikoi, Samuel; Armellini, Alejandro
Distance Education, v33 n2 p165-184 2012
Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the sector. Based on the findings from the Open, Transferable, Technology-enabled Educational Resources (OTTER) project at the University of Leicester, UK,1 we introduce the OER mix framework: purpose, processes, product, and policy. We argue that different mixes of the four Ps can generate different approaches to OER. We discuss the relevance of the framework and its importance for social inclusion and widening access to higher education. We also discuss the implications of the OER mix for the openness agenda. Institutions may find value in adapting and applying the framework. We invite colleagues to critique it and report back. (Contains 9 notes, 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; China; Japan; Massachusetts; United Kingdom; United States