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2 Open education resources

2.1 Week 2 Introduction

This week you will be looking at arguably the most prominent manifestation of open education in recent years, that of open education resources (OER).

What to expect this week

This week we will build on some of the initial thinking we did last week on issues in open education, and look particularly at open educational resources in more detail.

OERs, as they’re called, are probably the most mature and visible of the new flavours of openness. This week you will look at a bit of their history, consider the issues they face, and then explore some OER collections in detail as you try to construct a course outline.

By the end of the week you should have a good understanding of OERs, and an appreciation for how they might be used in practice.

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