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The role of open educational resources in the eLearning movement
Mosharraf, Maedeh and Taghiyareh, Fattaneh

Published2016
Type of workSpecial Issue on “Models, technologies and approaches toward widening the open access to learning and education”
JournalKnowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal
Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 10-21
PublisherHong Kong Bao Long Accounting & Secretarial Limited

ABSTRACT
Open Educational Resources (OERs) have gained increased attention for their potential to provide equitable and accessible educational facilities for people worldwide. Obviating demographic, economic, and geographic educational boundaries can be the OERs slogan. Realization of this promise is an inevitable target of eLearning, thus offering education new challenges. In this observation paper, we express OERs altruistic and idealistic reasons as well as their opportunities and advantages for three groups of eLearning stakeholders, namely learners, teachers, and educational institutions. Also, this paper addresses open questions such as what are the current limitations and challenges of developing and distributing OERs in the fast changing global educational environment.

Keywords advantage · challenge · educational content · educational stakeholder · OER · open educational resource · opportunity

ISSN2073-7904
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/article/view/534
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