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Politics, practices, and possibilities of open educational resources
Phelan, Liam

PublishedAugust 2012
JournalDistance Education
Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 279 - 282

ABSTRACT
In this article, I reflect on the politics, practices and possibilities of the open educational resources (OER). OER raise important implications for current and potential students, for postsecondary education institutions, and for those currently teaching in higher education. The key questions raised by OER centre on the role of teaching in learning, the potential for a shift in societal conceptualizations of learners from didactic to autodidactic beings, and what roles teachers may play in a potentially radical broadening of access to postsecondary education.

Keywords autodidacticism · certification of learning · Lifelong Learning · OER · open educational resources movement · postsecondary education

ISSN1475-0198
RightsThis article is NOT openly licensed.
DOI10.1080/01587919.2012.692070
Other informationDistance Education
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