[Irtalk] Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun May 5 22:02:25 SAST 2013

Open Educational Resources (OER) – that is, teaching, learning and research
materials that their owners make free to others to use, revise and share –
offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of
worldwide education. Those resources can be full courses, course materials,
modules, textbooks, streaming videos, software, and other materials and
techniques used to promote and support universal access to knowledge.

This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of
publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It
describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s
significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and
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