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ICDE OERAC PUBLISHES OPEN INNOVATION FRAMEWORK REPORT
Rory McGreal · March 30, 2022

This report titled “Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee”, written by the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC), addresses Open Educational Resources and Open Science through a proposed framework for Open Innovation. It includes a summary and outputs from a workshop hosted by the committee during the ICDE Virtual Global Conference Week in October 2021.

Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy


TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING
Rory McGreal · March 22, 2022

The Commonwealth of Learning has published two new OER-related reports:

Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2021 reports on the status of OER in the Commonwealth in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19 to help countries develop strategies and action plans for the implementation of the 2019 UNESCO Recommendation on OER.

Integrating OER in Teaching: A Guide for Teachers in the Pacific, developed as part of the Pacific Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning Project, is intended to assist teachers in the Pacific to integrate OER into their teaching.


NEW BOOK: AN INTRODUCTION TO OPEN EDUCATION
Rory McGreal · December 19, 2021
This open-access edited volume published by EdTech Books features chapters by leading and emerging authors and researchers in the field of open education and open educational resources. Sections include the foundations of OE and OER, current research including open textbooks and dashboards, obstacles in the use of OER and open scholarship, and future directions such as open pedagogy. The appendices include several student presentations as slides and videos that can themselves be used as open educational resources.

Edited by Yvette Arts, Hannah Call, Melissa Cavan, Theresa P. Holmes, Jacob Rogers, Sara H. Tuiloma, Layne West, and Royce Kimmons.

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Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee; Ossiannilsson, Ebba; Gomes de Gusmão, Cristine Martina; Ulloa-Cazarez, Rosa Leonor; Agbu, Jane-Frances Obiageli
Open education is an umbrella term under which various notions of open education can be accommodated. This paper addresses open educational resources, open science, and open innovation. A proposed framework for Open ...
Posted March 30, 2022

Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2021
Commonwealth of Learning
The present report is the outcome of a study on the status of OER in the Commonwealth conducted in late 2021. Considering the importance of OER in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19, the findings shall be ...
Posted March 22, 2022

Integrating OER in Teaching: A Guide for Teachers in the Pacific
Commonwealth of Learning
This guide is intended to assist teachers in the Pacific to integrate Open Educational Resources (OER) into their teaching. It shows ways in which teachers can use OER in their classroom, as well as supporting remote ...
Posted March 22, 2022

The Open University
Soles, A. E.
I thought what I would do this evening is to talk briefly about the Open University - under several different headings. First, let me give you the background of the development and I will try to do this without driving ...
Posted March 1, 2022

An Introduction to Open Education
Arts, Yvette; Call, Hannah; Cavan, Melissa; Holmes, Theresa P.; Rogers, Jacob; Tuiloma, Sara H.; West, Layne; Kimmons, Royce
This open-access edited volume features chapters by leading and emerging authors and researchers in the field of open education and open educational resources. Sections include the foundations of OE and OER, current ...
Posted December 19, 2021

Implication on Perceived Usefulness of Open Educational Resources After a Rapid Switch to Online Learning Mode
Cheung, Simon K. S.
Evolved as open courseware, open online courses and tutorials, open access e-books and open source learning tools, open educational resources or OER are generally perceived as useful resources by university students. ...
Posted October 21, 2021

A Hidden Dream: Open Educational Resources
Affouneh, Saida; Khlaif, Zuheir N.
Open-source materials are being used for education in a variety of contexts, and educators can reuse them to achieve different objectives in both higher education and public education. Educators in Palestine are using ...
Posted October 21, 2021