Advancing Sustainability of Open Educational Resources

Alex Koohang, Keith Harman
InSITE 2007  •  Volume 7  •  2007
This paper discusses the concept of Open Educational Resources (OERs). The discussion then shift to OER sustainability, a fundamental element essential for the success of OER. Special attention is given to the following as they relate to the OER sustainability: instructional design & presentation; cost of production and maintenance; support; and OER communities of practice as relate to scalability. The paper concludes with recommendations for OERs future research.
Open Educational Resources (OERs), sustainability, scalability, decentralization, communities of practice
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