Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 209–212 | Cite as

Open Educational Resources

  • Jan M. Pawlowski
  • Markus Bick

Open Educational Resources

The popularity of the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) has increased since the MIT announced the opening of their educational materials for the public in the Open Courseware Initiative in 2001. Many organizations, institutions, and individuals have joined this idea and initiative. Simultaneously, researchers in education, business and information systems engineering (BISE), and other disciplines have developed concepts and solutions how to make these resources available, utilize them, and how to embed them into educators’ and trainers’ daily work life. Even though the idea – as an analogy to the Open Source/Free Software movement – has attracted attention from both research and practice, it still has not achieved the adoption expected. However, the potentials for research as well as practice remain enormous, in particular in view of the given economic and organizational constraints for the education and training sector.

What Are OER? Understanding...


Business Model Enterprise Architecture Open Educational Resource Design Science Research Collaborative Teaching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digital Media – Global Information SystemsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.ESCP Europe Campus BerlinBusiness Information SystemsBerlinGermany

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