SIG Leader: Ricarda Reimer, PH-FHNW
This SIG on Open Educational Ressources (OER) is intended for people who deal with the conceptional and practical aspects of creating, sharing and re-using OER. Moreover the group is looking at the ongoing discussion about MOOCs. We want to explain, why OER are important for higher education members and institutions.
In this SIG, we discuss questions such as: What are the benefits of OER? What is needed to promote an OER culture in higher education? Is quality assurance system necessary or what kind of quality assurance process is necessary? What strategies and mechanisms for quality assurance are feasible? Copyright and usage rights: How to enable authors and lower barriers?
The SIG should be a platform for exchange of ideas and information and should aim at concrete and usable results, such as: collection of arguments and guidance for institutions on how to introduce OER, or how to manage the quality of OER.