CERI - Second closed expert meeting on Open Educational Resources

 

A second closed expert meeting was held in Barcelona on the 26-27th of October, 2006

Main topics for discussion:

1. MOTIVATIONS, BENEFITS AND BARRIERS FOR institutions PRODUCING OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Financial incentives/barriers for institutions: what is known about the scale of economic benefits and costs, and how can these be measured?
  • Pedagogical incentives and barriers: do they exist, and what do they look like?
  • Other incentives for institutions, e.g. outreach to disadvantage groups; what examples are there of this?
  • Other barriers than financial: technical, lack of knowledge, lack of interest from staff, etc.?

2. USABILITY, QUALITY AND VALIDATION ISSUES REGARDING THE USE OF OER

  • Validation of quality, relevance and usability from the point of view of providers and users.
  • Quality management processes.

3. POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF OER

  • Implications and issues of the OER movement for policy makers on regional and national level.

Download the meeting notes

Presentations

  • Peter Bateman: The AVU Open Educational Resources partnership for Africa [PDF 172 kB]
  • Øystein Johannessen: Open Educational Resources: Policy Implications [PDF 323 kB]
  • Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann & Sally M Johnstone: Discussion on Open Educational Resources [PDF 214 kB]
  • Vijay Kumar: Open Educational opportunity in India [PDF 1,655 kB]
  • Patrick McAndrew: OpenLearn: Motivation and futures [PDF 1,664 kB]
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), Putting Educational Innovations into Practice [PDF 367 kB]
  • Shigeru Miyagawa, Unlocking knowledge: empowering minds [PDF 361 kB]
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Catherine M. Casserly,and Marshall S. Smith: Open Educational Resources: Revolutionize Theories of Learning [PDF 1,830 kB]
  • Open eLearning Content Observatory Services (OLCOS): Open Educational practices and resources [PDF 3,908 kB]
  • Robert Schuwer: OpenER-project at the Open University Netherlands: Bridging informal and formal learning [PDF 160 kB]
  • Peter Bateman: The AVU - Open Educational Resources (OER): Architecture for Higher Education in Africa [241 kB]
  • Robert Schuwer: The OER-project at the Open University of the Netherlands: Towards open content for self-learners [65 kB]
  • Patrick McAndrew: Motivations for OpenLearn: the Open University’s: Open Content Initiative [117 kB]