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Re-invigorating openness at The Open University: The role of Open Educational Resources
Gourley, Brenda and Lane, Andy

PublishedFebruary 2009
JournalOpen Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning
Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 57 - 65
CountryUnited Kingdom, Europe

ABSTRACT
This paper describes the internal motivations and external drivers that led The Open University UK to enter the field of Open Educational Resources through its institution‐wide OpenLearn initiative (www.open.ac.uk/openlearn). It also describes some of the emerging evidence of the impacts inside and outside the university. Through the rapid implementation and operation of the OpenLearn website, The Open University UK has been able to better understand and promote openness through open and distance learning.

Keywords open and distance learning · Open Educational Resources · open universities

ISSN0268-0513
RefereedYes
Rights© Taylor & Francis
DOI10.1080/02680510802627845
Other informationOpen Learning: The J. of Open & Distance LearningCOPL
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