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Open Education Week March 5-10, 2012

Patrick McAndrew Video presentation for Open Education Week


OpenLearn LabSpace

The OpenLearn website gives free access to learning materials from higher education courses.

OpenLearn’s LabSpace makes many different open educational resources (OER) available to you from a wider OER community associated with The Open University.

Edit the materials in the LabSpace. Collaborate with others and publish new versions of the learning materials to share with the world.


OER Reuse

ReuseResearch Leads

Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos, Chris Pegler


Publication: "Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation"

Publication coverFormer OLnet Researcher, Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos has recently written a publication for UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) titled "Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation".

UNESCO Policy Forum - Mainstreaming Open Educational Practices (OPAL, CONCEDE)

 Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice

 UNESCO Joint policy forum of the OPAL and CONCEDE Projects

Image of UNESCO building

Key messages from the event on 14 Nov 2011:

Twitter tags for OER in Brazil

Here is a list of the Twitter hashtags commonly used to discuss OER in Brazil...



JISC OER Report now available!

The JISC Open Educational Resources Programme OER impact study is now available from  The report investigates the impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) use on teaching and learning and draws on literature surveys, interviews, focus groups and workshop data to identify the pedagogic, attitudinal, logistical and strategic factors conducive to uptake and sustained use of OER.

Dr. Colman-Lerner on Open Access in South America

In this interview, Dr. Colman-Lerner (Faculty of Engineering, University of La Plata, Argentina) suggests that awareness of OER is largely limited to higher education researchers who are also currently teaching.  He suggests that scientific journals are facing a subscription crisis which could be ameliorated by an open access publishing model.  He publishes his own work though InTech.


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