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OpenLearn research report 2006-2008
McAndrew, Patrick · Santos, A. · Lane, Andy · Godwin, Stephen · Okada, Alexandra · Wilson, Tina · Connolly, Teresa · Ferreira, Giselle · Buckingham Shum, Simon · Bretts, J. · Webb, R.

PublishedMay 2009
PublisherThe Open University
CountryUnited Kingdom, Europe

This report takes the experience of OpenLearn over its two-years of operation to reflect on what it means to offer free resources and the issues that we have been able to explore and learn from. The structure of the document is: (1) The OpenLearn initiative - an overview (2) OpenLearn research methods (3) Designing for Open Content (4) Types of user of OpenLearn (5) OpenLearn modes of use

Keywords instructional design · learning resources · open content · Open Educational Resources · stakeholders

Published atMilton Keynes, England
RightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.
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The networking effects of OER
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Behind the scenes with OpenLearn: The challenges of researching the provision of Open Educational Resources
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Opening up for OpenLearn: issues in providing open educational resources
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Open educational resources: new directions for technology-enhanced distance learning in the third millenium
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