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OER: opening doors and breaching boundaries

Pegler, Christine (2012). OER: opening doors and breaching boundaries. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 4(1)

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The white paper on higher education (BIS, 2011) refers to the government’s social mobility strategy, Opening doors, breaking barriers (HM Government, 2011). The expressed aspirations of the OER (open educational resources) community resonate with the white paper’s three central challenges: attaining sustainability; improving the learner experience; and taking responsibility for social mobility. Lee (2008), writing of the potential of OER, recalls the actions of the eponymous Jude the Obscure, whose anger at exclusion from university led him to graffiti the closed gates of ‘Biblioll College’ (Hardy, 1895). However, while both groups agree that change is necessary, there is little common ground in mapping solutions to opening doors to HE.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 C-SAP
ISSN: 1756-848X
Keywords: OER; white paper; reuse; online resources; educational resources; open content
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 33038
Depositing User: Chris Pegler
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 17:50
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