Utilizing OER for Development

With the growing adoption of technology in education combined with the increasing focus upon open educational resources (OER) it is becoming an essential skill for educators to know how to create, reuse and alter OER. A recent report from the OECD (2007) highlights how this growing need is being encouraged by globalization, increasing competitiveness among educational institutions and the support from funding organizations. All these factors are creating an environment where the success of OER is becoming an extraordinary trend (OECD, 2007). To meet this growing need the time has come for a learning program that focuses upon the creation, reuse and alteration of OER materials. This paper provides a proposal for such a learning program and addresses the many aspects of program development and its ongoing sustainability.

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