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Stephen Downes

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According to this short report (7 page PDF) "neither OER nor Open Educational Practices are widely used in all European countries." I've seen this observation made globally. The paper asserts that this is because of "the lack of distribution of strategies for integration into organizations like educational and corporate institutions" as well as "the ongoing discussion about the differing quality of OER and OER repositories." I personally don't think either is the case; I have always felt that people in the OER movement should have targeted students (and the wider population in general) rather than teachers and educational institutions. If we look at open learning resources broadly conceived, including things like YouTube videos and discussion list posts, and even open access research publications, the uptake of OER has been huge.

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