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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Open Educational Resources

It's an open secret that not many teachers or students would share their knowledge or experience. Others would never tell anyone from where they are getting all their information. Others seal their information and would make one pay if one wants to make use of it! Hence there would be a financial burden for some.

Through this blog, we have been gaining more attention from more readers towards an outward mentality approach where sharing is truly caring for others. Sharing means enrichment to the very person who shares because one can receive feedback and become richer. Readers would be enriched because the information is being shared. So it's a win win philosophy.

Though the term "open educational resources" has become widely used in recent years, not everyone is clear on exactly what it means.

According to the Hewlett Foundation, whose definition is considered the most official, says Lisa Petrides, the CEO and founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), "[open educational resources] are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources (OER) include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."

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