May 28, 2022

New Conference Paper: “Open Educational Resources – a Historical Perspective”

The following paper is being presented at the ALTC2012 and OpenEd2012 conferences.


Open Educational Resources – a Historical Perspective


David Kernohan

Amber Thomas


JISC Repository

From the Executive Summary:

This document constitutes a limited international history of work directed at the sharing of learning resources. In order to develop a coherent narrative, we have constrained our research to:

  • Focusing on policy rather than technical approaches
  • Not attempting to be exhaustive – looking at exemplars rather than trying to cover every project in this area.
  • Concentrating specifically on Higher Education, rather than other educational sectors.
  • Paying particular attention to the way in which international movements have affected the UK.

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