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A SURVEY AND REPOSITORY OF OER RESEARCH
The OER Knowledge Cloud is a curated database and repository to identify, collect, preserve and disseminate documents related to open educational resources. There are currently 2626 published records by 4358 authors from 919 sources, with 1548 file archives.

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COVID-19 CRISIS: UNESCO CALL TO SUPPORT LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING THROUGH OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Rory McGreal · May 05, 2020

In response to the massive disruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting 1.57 billion learners in 191 countries, UNESCO has issued a Call to support learning and knowledge sharing through Open Educational Resources (OER) worldwide.

Covid-19 UNESCO Statement:


INTRODUCING UPEI'S OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Rory McGreal · April 09, 2020

UPEI’s Robertson Library, in partnership with the province and the UPEI Student Union, has created a program to support the creation, adaptation, or peer review of open education resources (OER) at UPEI to lower the cost of learning materials for students.


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Tracey Woodburn · October 29, 2019

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OERu's delivery model for changing times: An open source NGDLE
Lane, Dave C.; Goode, Claire
The OERu (Open Education Resources universitas) is an international consortium of 30 publicly funded institutions, which, with the OER Foundation, form a network across the world. OERu presently offers first-year ...
Posted May 19, 2020

Open educational resources in Mongolia
Amarzaya, A.; Tumenbayar, D.; Navchaa, T.; Bulgan, A.; Burmaa, B.; Porter, David; Munkhtuya, L.
In this country report we summarize the current development of OER in Mongolia from the point of view of eight factors. In order to write the report, we used a desk review of available policy frameworks related to the ...
Posted May 9, 2020

Open educational resources and the Belt and Road initiative
Chang, Ting-Wen; Tlili, Ahmed; Yang, Junfeng; Huang, Ronghuai
With the rapid advance of technologies, new ways of learning have emerged. One of these ways is open learning using Open Educational Resources (OERs). Several researchers have then reported several advantages of using ...
Posted May 9, 2020

Open educational resources in Italy: Connecting the macro, meso and micro levels, towards a national OER ecosystem
Nascimbeni, Fabio
The chapter presents a snapshot of the state of the art of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Italy. It starts from the macro public policy level, noting that OER are part of the national school policy, to the advocacy ...
Posted May 9, 2020

OER at scale: The academic and economic outcomes of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative
Griffiths, Rebecca; Mislevy, Jessica; Wang, Sam; Shear, Linda; Ball, Alexandra; Desrochers, Donna
The research and evaluation of ATD’s OER Degree Initiative provided encouraging evidence regarding the academic outcomes of students who enrolled in multiple OER courses, the economic impacts for both students and ...
Posted May 9, 2020

Awareness and usage of MOOCs: The underrepresented experience
Houston, Tyreek
MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses) allow individuals to expand boundaries, enrolling massive numbers of students with potential quality learning materials and resources that may not otherwise exist in underserved ...
Posted May 8, 2020

Recognising achievement with badges and blockchain in a connectivist MOOC
Downes, Stephen
While previous work has recognized the potential for open badges and blockchain to play a role in online courses, this potential has yet to be realized in a fully decentralized cMOOC. This paper describes the design ...
Posted May 8, 2020