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The OER mix in higher education: Purpose, process, product, and policy
Nikoi, Samuel and Armellini, Alejandro

PublishedAugust 2012
JournalDistance Education
Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 165 - 184

ABSTRACT
Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the sector. Based on the findings from the Open, Transferable, Technology-enabled Educational Resources (OTTER) project at the University of Leicester, UK.

We introduce the OER mix framework: purpose, processes, product, and policy. We argue that different mixes of the four Ps can generate different approaches to OER. We discuss the relevance of the framework and its importance for social inclusion and widening access to higher education. We also discuss the implications of the OER mix for the openness agenda. Institutions may find value in adapting and applying the framework. We invite colleagues to critique it and report back.

Keywords OER policy · OER process · OER product · OER purpose · Open Educational Resources · social inclusion

ISSN1475-0198
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited
DOI10.1080/01587919.2012.697439
Other informationDistance Education
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