• A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015)
      Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section ...
    • Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources 

      Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, which began at the turn of the millennium, was motivated by the ideal that knowledge is the common wealth of humankind and should be freely shared. Most institutions that decided ...
    • Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice 

      Glennie, Jenny; Harley, Ken; Butcher, Neil; van Wyk, Trudi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Section for Higher Education (UNESCO), 2012)
      In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Using Programme Monitoring in Research and Evaluation (B1 Handbook) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      When you have worked through this handbook, you should be able to: 1 Differentiate between monitoring and evaluation. 2 Define what kinds of monitoring information need to be gathered to inform research and evaluation of ...