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2.1 Week 2 Introduction

The materials presented in this week are largely drawn from Week 8 of the Open University H817 course Openness and innovation in elearning.

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.