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ABOUT OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
A SURVEY OF OER RESEARCH ACTIVITY
In its simplest form, the concept of Open Educational Resource (OER) describes any educational resource (including curriculum maps, course materials, textbooks, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts, and any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning) that is openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or licence fees. The following articles provide further background to OER.



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OER RESEARCH AND SUPPORT NETWORKS

POERUP Policies for OER Uptake
Research into how governments can stimulate uptake of OER
OPAL Open Educational Quality Initiative
International network to promote innovation through OER
UNESCO Open Educational Resources
Communication and information

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OER REPOSITORIES AND RESOURCES

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OUR SISTER SITES

IRRODL
irrodl.org
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning is a refereed, open access e-journal that disseminates original research, theory, and best practice in open and distributed learning worldwide. IRRODL is available free-of-charge to anyone with access to the Internet, and there are no article submission or access charges for publication in this open journal. Visit IRRODL for the latest in open and distributed research.

CIDER
cider.athabascau.ca
The Canadian Initiative for Distance Eduation Research offers a regular webinar series featuring researchers presenting their latest findings in open and distance education. Visit CIDER for our latest seminar series schedule and archives.

THE eMUNDUS ATLAS
emundusatlas.org
The eMundus Atlas is a world map exploring successful patterns of international collaboration in open educational resources, MOOCs, and credential mobility. Visit the eMundus Atlas and contribute your own project.
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October 29, 2019
Try the new CC image search with over 300 million imagesfrom 19 collections and easier attribution. Early Bird Registration is Open for the CC Global Summit! The 2020 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit is returning toLisbon, Portugal on 14-16 May! We’ve grown the CC Global Summit every year ashundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers,technologists, and more have joined us for discussion, debate, workshops,planning, talks, and community building. ...

Colorado OER Annual Report
October 29, 2019
A new report titled “Colorado Rises: TransformingEducational Practices through Open Educational Resources”  highlights the need for wide-scale implementation of open educational resources (OER). In the first year of implementation, Colorado students are saving $3.4 million thanks to OER developed through the statewide grant program. ...

Methodological guide for assessing impact
August 12, 2019
Check out this new offering from the Publications Office of the European Union, the Methodological guide for assessing impact of open e-textbook programs

OER Research Toolkit
August 12, 2019
Here is a collection of guidebooks and tools from the Open Education Group OER Research Toolkit

OER Adoption Impact Calculator
August 12, 2019
David Wiley's OER Adoption Impact Calculator is available here