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OER: A European policy perspective
Sabadie, Jesús Maria Alquézar · Muñoz, Jonatan Castaño · Punie, Yves · Redecker, Christine · Vuorikari, Riina

PublishedApril 2014
Type of workReusing Resources - Open for Learning (Special Issue)
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Volume 2014, Issue 1, Pages 5
PublisherUbiquity Press Ltd.
RegionEurope

ABSTRACT
The potential benefits of OER have led many European governments to implement policies supporting their creation and use. This chapter aims to put these OER policies in context, discussing their focus and scope and highlighting challenges and bottlenecks. On the basis of the analysis of the current state of the art, it is argued that one of main barriers to reaping the benefits of OER is fragmentation combined with a lack of clear and uniform legal frameworks. The recent European "Opening up Education" initiative is presented as a way to overcome these barriers by creating synergies and joining efforts across Europe.

Keywords Europe · OER · open education · policy

ISSN1365-893X
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
DOI10.5334/2014-05
URLhttp://jime.open.ac.uk/article/view/2014-05/518
Other informationJIME
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