17 years later: Why Open Educational Resources have not noticeably affected higher education, and why we should care


On May 9, 2019, Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer from ETH Zürich will give a webinar about the missed impact of Open Educational Ressources (OER) on teaching and learning at educational institutions. 

Open Educational Resources made a dramatic appearance with the 2002 debut of MIT's Open Courseware initiative. In the roughly 17 years since, OER have not noticeably disrupted the teaching approaches at most institutions. Four major hurdles seem the likeliest hindrances to adoption of OER: discoverability, quality control, bridging the last mile and acquisition. OER could unify and advance the essentially disconnected developments in digital textbooks and MOOCs by establishing a global enterprise learning content management system.

Registration is open until May 7, 2019

Registered participants will receive the link to the webinar one day before the event.

Do, 9.5.2019 - 11:00

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