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Open educational resources: The experience of the Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia
McGreal, Rory

Published16 January 2018
PeriodicalVolume 2018, Section Tools and Trends
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
CountryMalaysia, Asia

ABSTRACT
Wawasan Open University (WOU) is a not-for-profit, private, open university based in Penang, Malaysia. Malaysia is very active in the OER movement, implementing OER into educational mainstream practice.

WOU began its OER initiative in 2010, developing an institutional OER policy implemented in 2012. This policy was introduced to encourage a move away from the wrap-around model accompanied by a commercial textbook to a stand-alone course model that would be more economically viable (Liew, 2016). The policy included OER development and use as part of the faculty Key Performance Indicators beginning in 2014. In supporting this policy, the university set up a learning object repository as an OER Asia portal.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER at this institution.

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Keywords case study · course creation · licensing · OER adoption · OER quality · OER repository

Other number2018-01-23
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby-sa/4.0
URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/open-educational-resources-experience-wawasan-open-university-penang-malaysia
Access date2018-01-23
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