Previously on NewsFeed we’ve announced the £5.7 million Academy/JISC project which will pilot the opening up of educational resources. Invitation to tender for this funding strand will be announced in December. To get the gray cells ticking over CETIS have published a Open Educational Resources Briefing Paper. The paper includes:
- Discussion on the conceptual and contextual issues of Open Educational Resources – this includes looking at the origins of OER as well as the drivers/enablers and inhibitors of the OER movement.
- A review of current OER initiatives: their scale, approaches, main issues and challenges – as well as identifying the main OER initiatives, different models of funding and structure are presented as well as outcomes and lessons learned.
- Discussion on trends emerging in Open Educational Resources, with respect to future research and activities – this section is structured around three themes: policy; social, cultural and pedagogy; and technical.
Click here for the full ‘Open Educational Resources – Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education’ paper [34 page PDF]
[Related: Here’s a post on how to search 250 OER repositories using a custom Google search.]