Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6837, 2011, pp 146-156

Trends of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

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Abstract

The purpose of Open Educational Resources movement is to provide open access to high quality digital learning materials, there is broad participation by universities, organizations and volunteers, and has gained a far-reaching influence on higher education. Meanwhile, the growth of Web2.0 has diversified forms as well as channels of learning content and accelerated the openness of this movement, so it is necessary to harness the reusability and quality of open resources. However, current applications and quality improvements are often separated from specific educational contexts. Therefore, it is a pressing task to carry practices around open educational resources, especially pay more attention to the sharing and collaboration in related learning environments, and the opening of pedagogical knowledge and teaching process, as well as learners’ feedbacks and assessments, thus promoting the open educational resources to the open educational practices.