SIG Leader: Ricarda Reimer, PH-FHNW
This SIG on Open Educational Resources (OER) is intended for people who deal with conceptional and practical aspects of creating, sharing and re-using OER. Moreover, this SIG 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 OER culture in higher education? Is quality assurance system necessary, and what kind of quality assurance process is needed? What strategies and mechanisms for quality assurance are feasible? Copyright and usage rights: How to enable authors and lower barriers?
This SIG is a platform for exchange of ideas and information, and aims at concrete and usable results, such as: collection of arguments and guidance for institutions on how to introduce OER, or how to manage quality of OER.
This is the first conference in Switzerland on OER to promote, raise awareness and further develop OER at Swiss Higher Education Institutions in general and to intensify networking and cooperation in international projects in particular. The multifaceted aspects of Open Education can also be controversially discussed and the opinion-forming process supported. The SIG OER is a partner organisation of the conference.