OER Handbook/institution

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Table of contents for Institution OER handbook

Decimal numbers indicate sections from Philipp Schmidt's UNESCO Toolkit document. Material brought in from educator handbook is marked in parentheses.


Second handbook of three
2.1 Intended audience
Scope of mini-handbook
Attribute Philipp Schmidt's work on UNESCO Toolkit document
Explain Del.icio.us tags


3.1 Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
3.2 From ODL to OER
3.3 Benefits of OER (merge with advantages and disadvantages in educator handbook)
Comparison between OER and open source (use cathedral and bazaar material as well as the meaning of open source section)
3.4 Emergence of open education (Merge with "A short history of OER")

General notes on project implementation

4.1 Project planning document
4.2 Making the case
4.3 Monitoring and evaluation / Measuring success

Requirements, Constraints and Enablers

5.1 Buy-in from senior management at your institution 5.2 Embed use and publication of open content and materials in university policies 5.3 Link to national or provincial policy goals 5.4 Connect with other initiatives at your institution 5.5 Collaborate with others outside of the university 5.6 Funding

Publishing Your Content

6.1 Different publishing strategies
6.2 Deciding which content to publish
6.3 Licensing guidelines

  • 6.3.1 Copyright alternatives – Creative Commons and other licenses (merge with Creative Commons and GFDL sections)
  • 6.3.2 Clearing copyright (merge with existing sections)
  • 6.3.3 Get legal advice from the experts

6.4 Training and support
6.5 The project team
6.6 Technology

Using other peoples' content

7.1 Searching and finding OERs

  • 7.1.1 Search engines
  • 7.1.2 Repositories (merge with all repository sections)
  • 7.1.3 Individual project sites

The future of open education



Additional resources

12 Annex B Del.icio.us Links (50 resources tagged oer-toolkit)