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Open educational resources: The experience of the Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia

TitleOpen educational resources: The experience of the Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGreal, R.
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
Access Year2018
EditionSubmitted on Tue, 2018-01-16 10:17
Access Date2018-01-23
DescriptionTools and Trends
Date Published01/2018
Type of WorkDescription
Keywordscase study, course creation, licensing, OER adoption, OER quality, OER repository

Wawasan Open University (WOU) is a not-for-profit, private, open university based in Penang, Malaysia. Malaysia is very active in the OER movement, implementing OER into educational mainstream practice.

WOU began its OER initiative in 2010, developing an institutional OER policy implemented in 2012. This policy was introduced to encourage a move away from the wrap-around model accompanied by a commercial textbook to a stand-alone course model that would be more economically viable (Liew, 2016). The policy included OER development and use as part of the faculty Key Performance Indicators beginning in 2014. In supporting this policy, the university set up a learning object repository as an OER Asia portal.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER at this institution.

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