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A Review of the Open Educational  Resources (OER) Movement:  Achievements, Challenges, and  New Opportunities

A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievements, Challenges, and New Opportunities

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an Intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others.OER include full courses, course materials, modules,textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools,materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. This report traces the Education Program (2002) of Hewlett Foundation for using IT as a catalyst to increase universal access for enhancing high-quality academic content on a global scale.The focus of the program initially was on funding exemplars (living specifications) of high-quality content and building community, collaboration,and a shared knowledge base about the creation, dissemination, and use of OER. In the... Show More

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