Category: Policy

A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement

 - by Cathy Casserly

Hewlett Foundation Open Educational Resources Report - pdf version.

For Hewlett OER Report – doc version, click here.

 A comprehensive review and facing forward look of the OER field from:

  • Dan Atkins, Director of Cyberinfrastructure at NSF;
  • John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist of Xerox, Director of PARC, and
  • Allen Hammond, World Resources Institute.

Just released, A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievement, Challenges and New Opportunities. Please distribute, read, digest and discuss here at OERderves. This report examines The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s past investments in Open Educational Resources, the emerging impact and explores future opportunities.

Central to the report is the idea of “The Brewing Perfect Storm” and the creation of an Open Participatory Learning Infrastructure.

We welcome your thoughts, creativity and expertise!


 - by Marshall

Today we met with some folks from Intel and talked about school reform in Vietnam.  Intel is building a plant just outside of Saigon and is very involved with Viet Nam’s Ministry of Education. They are interested in exploring the possibilities of open education resources.