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“OER will need 20 to 30 years to reach its ultimate global realization” : SVERD – Svenska Riksorganisationen för Distansutbildning

“OER will need 20 to 30 years to reach its ultimate global realization” : SVERD – Svenska Riksorganisationen för Distansutbildning | Digital scholarship | Scoop.it

The original concept of OER was to “develop a universal educational resource for the whole of humanity”. Has it been accomplished?


That goes back to the UNESCO ambition, the relevance of which I would like to underline. I think OER can certainly contribute to reaching this ambition but it will take 20 to 30 years, so we must be happy with the progress that we’ve made in the first decade after 2001 when MIT started its OCW program. The OER movement is not carried anymore by only believers, engaged practitioners, and educational or digital experts, it’s a movement of many institutions and a growing number of governments that are aware that OER is important for them as well. The ambition is there and we just need an additional 10 or 20 years to reach its ultimate realization around the world. In my view we are quite well on track.

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