OER Handbook/educator version one/Conclusion/Additional reading

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The OER community has many different voices from all over the world. Here is a sampling of some notable people within the OER community:

Background articles, papers and publications on OER

Ansary, T.(2004, November). The muddle machine: confessions of a textbook editor. Edutopia. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.edutopia.org/magazine/ed1article.php?id=Art_1195&issue=nov_04

Baker, D.(2005). Are copyrights a textbook scam? Alternatives to financing textbook production in the 21st century. Center for Economic and Policy Research. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/textbook_2005_09.pdf

Benkler, Y. (2002). Coase's Penguin, or, Linux and The Nature of the Firm. Yale Law Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from http://yalelawjournal.org/112/3/369_yochai_benkler.html

-. (2006). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. Yale University Press. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from http://www.benkler.org/wealth_of_networks/index.php?title=Main_Page

Crowell, B.(2005, December). All systems go: the newly emerging infrastructure to support free books[1]. Light and Matter. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.lightandmatter.com/article/infrastructure.html

Stacey, P. (2007, April). Open educational resources in a global context[2]. First Monday. (12,4). Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_4/stacey/index.html

This paper analyzes questions around the emerging use of OER in a global context, via analysis and extracts from discussion and case studies that took place in the 2005 UNESCO/IIEP OER discussion forum.

Gesar, G. (ed.). (2007). Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012. Salzburg Research, EduMedia Group. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.olcos.org/english/roadmap/

OLCOS, the Open Learning Content Observatory Services project, is funded under the European Union’s eLearning Programme and aims at building an online information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production and usage of OER in Europe.

Johnstone, S.M.(2005). Open Educational Resources serve the world[3]. Educause Quarterly. 28(3). Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm05/eqm0533.asp?bhcp=1

Keats, D.(2003, February). Collaborative development of open content: a process model to unlock the potential for African universities. 8(2). Retrieved June 15, 2008, from http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_2/keats/index.html

Lessig, L. (2004, March, 25). Free Culture. The Penguin Press: New York. Retrieved June 2, 2008, from http://www.free-culture.org/index.html

Materu, P.N.(2004). Open Source Courseware: a baseline study[4]. The World Bank.

Moore A.H.(2002, September/October). Lens on the future: open-source learning[5]. Educause Review. 37(5).

OECD (2007). Giving knowledge for free: the emergence of Open Educational Resources[6].

This publication forms the main output of OECD's project to map the scope and scale of OER, on which IIEP's latest discussion forum was focused.

Siemens, G.(2003, May 29). Why we should share learning resources[7]. elearnspace. Retrieved June 15, 2008 from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/why_we_should_share.htm

Various. (2007, September). Cape Town Education Declaration: Unlocking the promise of open educational resources. Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/read-the-declaration [8]

Blogs about OER

OER Journals


  1. http://www.lightandmatter.com/article/infrastructure.html
  2. http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_4/stacey/index.html
  3. http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm05/eqm0533.asp?bhcp=1
  4. http://www.worldbank.org/afr/teia/open_source_courseware.pdf
  5. http://www.educause.edu/apps/er/erm02/erm025.asp
  6. http://www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/display.asp?CID=&LANG=EN&SF1=DI&ST1=5L4S6TNG3F9X
  7. http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/why_we_should_share.htm
  8. http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/read-the-declaration
  9. http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/
  10. http://www.darcynorman.net/
  11. http://flosse.dicole.org/
  12. http://mobiled.uiah.fi/
  13. http://opencontent.org/blog/
  14. http://cosl.usu.edu
  15. http://www.k12opened.com/blog/
  16. http://learnonline.wordpress.com/
  17. http://www.lessig.org/blog/
  18. http://ocwblog.org/
  19. http://www.oerderves.org/
  20. http://ochre.wordpress.com/
  21. http://www.tofp.org/blog/
  22. http://cosl.usu.edu/openup/
  23. http://oerblogs.org/
  24. http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html
  25. http://www.downes.ca/
  26. http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm
  27. http://stingyscholar.blogspot.com/
  28. http://www.eurodl.org/index.html
  29. http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=home
  30. http://www.library.unr.edu/ejournals/free.aspx
  31. http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/


Writing on OER. OER Wiki. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Repositories
Journals. OER Wiki. Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Journals