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Learning the Lessons of Openness
McAndrew, Patrick · Farrow, Rob · Elliott-Cirigottis, Gary · Law, Patrina

Published2012
Type of workJIME Cambridge OER 2012 special issue
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Volume 2012, Issue 2, Pages 10

ABSTRACT
The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has built up a record of experience and achievements since it was formed 10 years ago as an identifiable approach to sharing online learning materials. In its initial phase, much activity was driven by ideals and interest in finding new ways to release content, with less direct research and reflection on the process. It is now important to consider the impact of OER and the types of evidence that are being generated across initiatives, organisations and individuals. Drawing on the work of OLnet (http://olnet.org) in bringing people together through fellowships, research projects and supporting collective intelligence about OER, we discuss the key challenges facing the OER movement. We go on to consider these challenges in the context of another project, Bridge to Success (http://b2s.aacc.edu), identifying the services which can support open education in the future.

Keywords collective intelligence · OER · open education · policy · reflection · services

Languageen
ISSN1365-893X
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5334/2012-10
Other informationJIME
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