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From open educational resources to college credit: The approaches of Saylor Academy
Hilton, John · Murphy, Lindsay · Ritter, Devon

PublishedOctober 2014
JournalOpen Praxis
Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 365-374
PublisherInternational Council for Open and Distance Education
EditorGil-Jaurena, Inés

ABSTRACT
Over the past decade great progress has been made in improving the availability of Open Educational Resources (OER). However, one area in which OER has been deficient is in its ability to lead to college or university credit, something that many users of OER may desire. This article describes the work done by the Saylor Academy in amalgamating OER in such a format that college credit is more easily attainable. We describe not only the theory behind what Saylor has done, but also provide details about the initial stages of their program implementation within specific accredited institutions.

Keywords accreditation · open access · Open Educational Resources · open textbooks · recognition · sustainability

ISSN2304-070X
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
DOI10.5944/openpraxis.6.4.140
URLhttp://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/140/125
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