OER for beginners: an introduction to sharing learning resources openly in healthcare education - Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (MEDEV) | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it
The Higher Education Academy and JISC are working in partnership to develop the HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resources (OER) programme, supporting UK higher education institutions in sharing their teaching and learning resources freely online across the world.

Building on the work of a pilot which took place between April 2009 and March 2010, a second phase of projects and activities runs until August 2011. This phase extends the range of materials openly available, document benefits offered by OER to those involved in the learning process, and promotes collections of OER materials. Such resources might include full courses, course materials, complete modules, videos, assessments, tests, simulations, worked examples or software.