Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice
The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts by theme:
- OER in Academia – describes how OER are widening the international community of scholars, following MIT’s lead in sharing its resources and looking to the model set by the OpenCourseWare Consortium
- OER in Practice – presents case studies and descriptions of OER initiatives underway on three continents
- Diffusion of OER – discusses various approaches to releasing and “opening” content, from building communities of users that support lifelong learning to harnessing new mobile technologies that enhance OER access on the Internet
Instructional designers, curriculum developers, educational technologists, teachers, researchers, students, others involved in creating, studying or using OER: all will find this timely resource informative and inspiring.
- Producing, Sharing and Using OER – examines the pedagogical, organisational, personal and technical issues that producing organisations and institutions need to address in designing, sharing and using OER
Also available in epub format.