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OER perspectives: emerging issues for universities
Posted on 09 October 2012 by Shahril Effendi Bin Ibrahim (Senior Librarian)
Authorship Details
Olcott, Don
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Title: 
Distance Education
Publisher: 
Routledge
Volume: 
33
Issue or Number: 
2
Pagination: 
283-290
ISBN / ISSN: 
0158-7919
Summary

This reflection examines some of the continuing and emerging issues in the open educational resources (OER) field. These include blending OER with university management structures; formal and non-formal OER; the need for sustainable OER business models; and expanding awareness, adoption, and use of OER. In the future, research will need to examine the concept of open educational practices (OEP) and OER issues relevant to faculty incentives and career advancement in the university. The author suggests there is no silver bullet solution to the “open” road ahead. Proprietary and open content will coexist in the education sector. OER are not a panacea for resolving all the range of global education issues and divides. OER are, however, a valuable resource that must be developed and sustained. OER may ultimately be the genuine equalizer for education and for empowering social inclusion in a pluralistic, multicultural, and imperfect world. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]

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