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The Appropriateness of Open Educational Resources

  • One idea behind Open Educational Resources (OERs) is opening up the access to learning resources for stakeholders who were not the originally targeted users. Even though making educational resources available for the public already is a remarkable achievement, their usefulness often is limited to a very particular context because of unclear or missing appropriateness regarding other contexts. In this paper, contextual appropriateness is investigated as a special quality criterion for OERs. We will introduce barriers against the use of OERs and demands from the educational community that need to be addressed in order to overcome such barriers. We will show that the hitherto implemented quality standards for Technology Enhanced Learning do not yet fully support such particular demands and discuss which additional steps are required for the context of OERs. We conclude with an outlook and recommendations that can open up the full potential of OERs.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Thomas Richter
Parent Title (English):Stracke (Ed.): Learning Innovations and Quality: “The Future of Digital Resources”. Proceedings of the European and International Conference LINQ 2013, Rome, Italy, 16-17 May 2013
First Page:52
Last Page:59
Publication year:2013
Keyword:Appropriateness; Educational Standards; Inclusion; Learning Context; OER; Open Educational Resources; Standardization; Technology Enhanced Learning
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 370 Bildung und Erziehung
Entry in this database:2018/10/18