This publication consists of 15 chapters that cover different kinds of Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives and strategies
across a range of disciplines and institutions in varied countries and contexts. The interplay between policy and practice,
and OER application in general are the most powerful themes covered in the publication.
The world in which the academy and higher education operate has transformed dramatically in recent years. The 28 contributors to this book who are renowned scholars and leaders in the field of OER, ODL or both respond to the following questions and share a wealth of knowledge, experience and insights about OER policy and practice at both national and international levels:
- How do institutions, in both developed and developing countries, reposition themselves in the new information-rich world in which information is more accessible than ever?
- How can organizations such as UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning foster governmental support for OER internationally?
- How might proponents of OER garner greater governmental, institutional and educator “buy-in” to the principles of open educational practices, and to the policies and programs necessary to realize and sustain OER?
Policy makers and practitioners will be able to draw many precepts and possibilities from the rich variety of experience and
reflection provided by the contributors within this book.
ICDE member institution, COL has made an institutional commitment to OER, becoming the first international intergovernmental organization to have an explicit corporate policy on their use.
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4 July 2012