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Open educational resources: New directions for technology-enhanced distance learning in the third millenium

TitleOpen educational resources: New directions for technology-enhanced distance learning in the third millenium
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSantos, A., McAndrew P., & Godwin S.
PublisherFormamente
Pagination111–126
Date Published2008
Publication Languageeng
Keywordscreation of knowledge, e-learning tools, learning content, mixed-mode funding approach, open source
Abstract

This paper discusses open educational resources (OER) as a way to share knowledge and academic content. It focuses on OpenLearn, the OER initiative of the Open University UK. The paper presents the technological tools aggregated to the website to enhance the learning process of the user, such as Conpendium, MSG and Flashmeeting. It also discusses funding and sustainability models for the inititative.

URLhttp://oro.open.ac.uk/26617/
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