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Open Educational Resources (OER)
Reuse – copy verbatim // Redistribute – share with others // Revise – adapt and edit // Remix – combine with others  // Retain - make, own, and control copies
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Leigh-Anne Perryman - Open educational resources: A bridge to formal education?

Leigh-Anne Perryman - Open educational resources: A bridge to formal education? | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

The relationship between open educational resources and formal education is complex and multifaceted. In the early days of OER, detractors of the OER movement cautioned that universities could suffer financially from releasing free content – a vision of OER as in competition with formal education. To date, OER Research Hub (OERRH) research around the hypothesis ‘open education acts as a bridge to formal education, and is complementary, not competitive, with it’ has found some evidence in support of this assertion.

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EAEA - European Commission calls for recognition of skills gained outside formal education

As part of its strategy for creating jobs and growth, the Commission has launched an initiative to boost the recognition of skills and competences gained outside school or university.
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Francois Adoue's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:11 AM

Europe call for a more global approach for recognition of competences ! Of course, it is in line with companies needs !