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An Overview of Open Education Resources for Higher Education

  • Simon K. S. Cheung
  • Kam Cheong Li
  • Kin Sun Yuen
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 407)

Abstract

Since adopted in early 2000’s, open education resources (OER) have evolved as a major source of learning materials for higher education. In general, there are four categories of OER, namely, open textbooks, open courseware, open online courses, and open-source software and tools to support teaching and learning. This paper attempts to characterize these four categories of OER with representative examples, and elaborates various commonly adopted open licensing options for OER.

Keywords

open education resources higher education open textbook open courseware online open courses open license 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon K. S. Cheung
    • 1
  • Kam Cheong Li
    • 1
  • Kin Sun Yuen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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