Open educational resources programme - phase 1
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Between April 2009 and April 2010, JISC and the Academy supported pilot projects and activities around the open release of learning resources; for free use and repurposing worldwide.
See also Open educational resources phase 2 and Open educational resources phase 3
OER Infokit developed from the findings of phase 1.
Projects were asked to make a significant amount of existing learning resources freely available online, licensed in such away to enable them to be used and repurposed worldwide.
It was expected that funded projects would demonstrate a long term commitment to the release of open educational resources (OER). Projects worked towards the sustainability of long term open resources release via the adoption of appropriate business models to support this. Supporting actions included modifications to institutional policies and processes, with the aim of making open resources release an expected part of the educational resources creation cycle.
UK press coverage for OER
As a part of this programme, support and advice on all aspects of open educational resource release were offered. This included guidance and advice from existing JISC services and other organisations and covered issues around licensing, intellectual property rights, technical aspects such as the use of standards and metadata, and resource discovery.
The evaluation of the pilot programme, including the synthesis of project outcomes, was carried out by a team based at Glasgow Caledonian University
Wordle of project names (cc-by)