Open educational resources : conversations in cyberspace
Paris : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2009.
Education systems today face two major challenges: expanding the reach of education and improving its quality. Traditional solutions will not suffice, especially in the context of today's knowledge-intensive societies. The Open Educational Resources movement offers one solution for extending the reach of education and expanding learning opportunities. The goal of the movement is to equalize access to knowledge worldwide through openly and freely available online high-quality content. Over the course of two years, the international community came together in a series of online discussion forums to discuss the concept of Open Educational Resources and its potential. This publication makes the background papers and reports from those discussions available in print.--Publisher's description.
172 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Internet in education, Open source software, Distance education -- Software, Distance education -- Computer-assisted instruction, Educational technology, ducational equalization -- Technological innovations