The Concept of Open Educational Resources as Instrument for Implementing Lifelong Learning Strategies at Higher and Further Education Institutions

Guntram Geser, Andreas Gruber, Veronika Hornung-Prähauser, Sebastian Schaffert et.al. (2006): The Concept of Open Educational Resources as Instrument for Implementing Lifelong Learning Strategies at Higher and Further Education Institutions In: EDEN 2006 Annual Conference, Vienna, June 2006

While implementing Lifelong Learning strategies in Higher and Further Education, usually
acknowledgement of prior knowledge of students and recognition of individual learning paths are
regarded as the most important challenges. Although ICT enhanced learning slowly gains ground,
the supportive role of open educational resources, in particular digital online learning and teaching
material, in this process has not been widely recognised. This article introduces the concept of open
educational resources, discusses its value for LLL strategies in Higher and Further Education
Institutions and highlights some pending problems (didactical / technical / licensing / access) and
emerging research questions.

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