Constructing and Sharing Open Educational Resources: Policy and Capacity

  • Yawan Li
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 407)


Since MIT OCW evoked a worldwide OER movement, many higher educational institutions have taken actions to consider how to take advantages of the initiatives. The concept of sharing high quality educational resources to promote education equality is widely accepted, but how to maintain sustainable development of OER challenges every university. This paper will review the mainland China’s practical exploration with regards to creation and application of OER. It will narrate both government-supported projects and institutional actions to present achievements and problems. Based on some surveys and observations, the author will identify two major influential factors of policy and capacity and try to find out solutions to overcome the obstacles and facilitate the great undertaking.


OER policy capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yawan Li
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  1. 1.The Open University of ChinaBeijingChina

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