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Wiley, David; Gurrell, Seth – Open Learning, 2009
In this paper we present a history of the idea of Open Educational Resources, overview the current state of the Open Educational Resources movement, report on critical issues facing the field in the immediate future, and present two new projects to watch in 2009.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational History, Contracts, Copyrights
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Bissell, Ahrash N. – Open Learning, 2009
Open licences are critical for defining Open Educational Resources. The goal of this article is to explain the logic of open licensing to teachers, funders, and educational policy-makers--to explain the relatively simple but vital considerations that are necessary to build this global educational commons of free learning material. In particular,…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Internet
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Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; Klaas, Brian; Yager, James D. – Open Learning, 2009
The need for public health knowledge is ever increasing, but the educational options have been limited to coursework delivered by academics to individuals who can afford the cost of tuition at public health institutions. To overcome this disparity, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) has joined the Massachusetts Institute of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Graduate Study
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Kumar, M. S. Vijay – Open Learning, 2009
As India marches rapidly towards an ambitious agenda of economic and social advancement, one of the greatest challenges it faces is to provide extensive access to quality higher education opportunities. An evident and expanding Open Education Resources movement offers great promise for meeting this challenge through initiatives that make quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources
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Schuwer, Robert; Mulder, Fred – Open Learning, 2009
Over the period 2006-2008, the Dutch Open Universiteit Nederland conducted an experiment in which Open Educational Resources (OER) were offered in an effort to bridge the gap between informal and formal learning and to establish a new style of entry portal to higher education with no barriers at all. OpenER received considerable attention both in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Program Effectiveness, Program Development
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Keats, Derek – Open Learning, 2009
Free and Open Educational Resources at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) are deeply rooted in our institutional culture, stemming from the role we played in the struggle for political freedom in South Africa. The successful development of a strategy has been influenced by this history, as well as the role of a champion in the main…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Freedom, Courseware, Organizational Change
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Carson, Steve – Open Learning, 2009
This article traces the development of the OpenCourseWare movement, including the origin of the concept at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the implementation of the MIT OpenCourseWare project, and the idea's spread into the global educational community, ultimately resulting in the formation of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. The…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Consortia, Educational Resources, Educational History
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West, Paul; Daniel, John – Open Learning, 2009
The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) was conceived by ministers at their triennial Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education in 2000. The Commonwealth of Learning was asked to investigate possible models, and presented a proposal to ministers at their next conference in 2003. The concept of a virtual…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Qualifications, Virtual Universities, Educational Resources