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Open Education Resources


Open Education Week is an annual global initiative that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of implementing open-ended educational resources and practices, and this year takes place from March 6 to 10.

Open Education Resources (OER) are any type of educational material freely available for users to use, adapt, share and reuse. (David Wiley, Lumen Learning).

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Benefits of OER

There are numerous benefits of adapting, adopting, and producing OERs which include:

  • Improving student learning outcomes
  • Ensuring a more affordable education
  • Narrowing the gap between formal and informal learning
  • Enhancing pedagogy, and allowing better representation of diverse topics
  • Providing faculty members and institutions more visibility when producing OERs
  • Offering opportunities for lifelong learning


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