This Week we talked a lot about OER (Open Educational Ressources) and our experiences with them.
For me OER are an ideal tool for learning especially in higher education. I think it’s very important to publish articles and research findings in general open and free. Therefore everyone no matter of there country or status has access to them.
But there are many obstacles for OER:
- most people do not upload materials but only download them
- there are many different platforms for OER so that it’s hard to find material
- the licensing can be a problem, especially in Germany with our restrictive copyright law
These are just a few problems for OER.
For me I have decided to publish something as an OER this year