Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education

Publishers: COL, UNESCO (November 2011)
Categories: Operational Guides
ISBN: 9781894975421
Format: PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader
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Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education. Their purpose is to encourage decision makers in governments and institutions to invest in the systematic production, adaptation and use of OER and to bring them into the mainstream of higher education in order to improve the quality of curricula and teaching and to reduce costs.

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Glossary of terms

1 Introduction
1.1 Purpose of the Guidelines
1.2 Rationale for the Guidelines
1.2.1 The higher education context
1.2.2 Open licensing and the emergence of OER
1.2.3 The transformative potential of OER
1.3 Scope of the Guidelines

2 Guidelines for Higher Education Stakeholders
2.1 Guidelines for governments
2.2 Guidelines for higher education institutions
2.3 Guidelines for academic staff
2.4 Guidelines for student bodies
2.5 Guidelines for quality assurance/accreditation bodies and academic recognition bodies

Appendix 1 — Useful knowledge, competences and skills for effective use of OER in higher education

Appendix 2 – Promoting more effective and inclusive education by designing OER for the diverse needs of students

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