Strategic Integration of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

Objectives, Case Studies, and the Impact of Web 2.0 on Universities
  • Sandra Schaffert


Open Educational Resources (OERs) can be seen as social movement but are also implemented as strategic measures in higher education institutions (HEIs). This chapter describes the current aims and experiences of OERs in HEIs. Starting with definitions and milestones in respect of the current status, this chapter gives an overview of projects and implementation objectives and it describes two concrete case studies, i.e., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open CourseWare project and the OpenLearn project at the Open University in the United Kingdom. The aim of this chapter is to give a comprehensive overview to decision makers and policy drivers within higher education organizations, and thus it develops a blueprint of an implementation model.


Open Content Open Educational Resource Creative Common License Collaborative Development Open Source Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Education and MediaSalzburg ResearchSalzburgAustria

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