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Creating open educational resources
Creating open educational resources

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Later in 2013, OpenLearn free courses will be available to be downloaded or taken away in several formats:

  • print format
  • course content XML
  • course content RSS
  • OU XML package
  • IMS Content Package
  • IMS Common Cartridge
  • plain zip
  • Moodle back-up.

At the asset level, the major formats you will find are:

  • text in XML or PDF
  • animations in Flash
  • images such as GIF or JPEG
  • audio files such as MP3 and video files such as MP4.

To help you to rework OpenLearn free course material, the OUXML structured authoring schema is provided as part of the downloaded course – although you do need to know about authoring in XML.