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dc.contributor.authorDaniel, John
dc.contributor.authorKanwar, Asha
dc.contributor.authorUvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean and Americasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-29T19:34:08Z
dc.date.available2015-08-29T19:34:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/1336
dc.description.abstractOpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2011 Conference, May 4-6, 2011 • Cambridge, MA, USA Track: Next Generation Open Learning, Open Courseware, Open Content, Open Practices, Open Learning: Where are the limits? by Sir John Daniel1, Asha Kanwar1 and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić2 (1Commonwealth of Learning (COL); 2UNESCO) // The first part of the paper reports on the outcomes of a joint UNESCO-COL project Taking OERs beyond the OER Community: Policy and Capacity. Its purpose was to expand understanding of the potential of OERs among university leaders and quality assurance officials in Africa and Asia, who have low awareness of this phenomenon. The project concluded with an intergovernmental policy forum where participants enjoined UNESCO to lead a global campaign to encourage governments and institutions to foster the development and use of OER and, more widely, to make documents of educational value created with public funds available under open licenses. // The second part of the paper draws on the experience of creating and using OERs to explore how far open educational practices can take us towards more cost-effective higher education systems. The authors argue that openness has to be balanced against the requirements of certification, accreditation and quality assurance. An important function of OER is to provide a route for potential students and teachers to move from the informal cloud of learning to a more formal engagement with education and training.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learning (COL)en_US
dc.subjectOpen Educational Resources (OER)en_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.subjectCosts and Financingen_US
dc.titleOpen Courseware, Open Content, Open Practices, Open Learning: Where are the limits?en_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameUnited States of Americaen_US


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