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In late 2012, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the major benefactors of the Open Educational Resource movement, commissioned the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to do an evaluation of the OER ecosystem in an effort to determine its current state and its progress toward mainstream adoption. The BCG compiled primary and secondary research, in addition to conducting extensive interviews of roughly 375 OER experts and participants, teachers and educators. The OER Ecosystem is the summary report of their findings.
The key research components included reviewing the role of OER, the role of the teacher, and the level of disruption, contrasted with how OER enriches existing resources, how OER is used as primary material, and how OER helps “flip” the classroom. The overall trend is that OER has some green shoots beginning to sprout but more resources are needed in order for it to become mainstream.
Confusion exists about teachers’ intellectual property rights. Do they have the authority and autonomy to share if they want to?
Why aren’t teachers using OER?
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