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Large Scale OER Initiatives:
Reports on Practices and Outcomes

Open Education Global has been facilitating an informal community of organizations and leaders in open education enterprises and we call ourselves the Network of Open Organizations. This community includes Open Education Policy Hub-Lab, Creative Commons, Open Education Consortium/OE Global, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, ENCORE+, ICDEs Eramsus+ project, ICDE OERAC, Open Universiteit, MERLOT-SkillsCommons, and OER leaders in other organizations.

Members of the Network of Open Organizations have been meeting virtually and discussing issues and strategies for scaling and sustaining the use of open educational resources and practices. One of the projects the group chose to pursue as a collaborative effort was to write up case studies of successful, large-scale implementations of OER initiatives.

Led by the OER Africa team (Thank you Neil Butcher, Mohini Baijnath, and Tony Lelliott), seven (7) projects were selected to write up as case studies, following a structured framework to make it easier for people to learn about the scope, scale, and impact of the project. The selected projects had to demonstrate how OER have been used to increase access, improve learner outcomes, and/or reduce costs and operated for at least two (2) years. The collection of case studies should reflect a diverse geographical spread of initiatives, a combination of single-institution initiatives and collaborative initiatives between multiple organizations, a mixture of initiatives led by national governments, universities and other organizations, and where possible, there should be diversity in the sources of funding.

EXPLORE THE CASE STUDIES OF LARGE SCALE, HIGH IMPACT OER INITIATIVES AROUND THE WORLD:

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Summary Report: Exploring Cases that Highlight Successes with Open Educational Resources

Summary report for the Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project

Authors: Mohini Baijnath, Neil Butcher, and Tony Lelliott OER Africa

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Case Study: Harnessing OER Practices to Drive Pedagogical Improvement

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Author: Paola Corti, SPARC Europe

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Case Study: OER Degrees

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Author: TJ Bliss, Idaho State Board of Education

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Case Study: Teacher Education through School-Based Support in India (TESS-India)

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Author: Igor Lesko, Open Education Global

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Case Study: U.S. Department of Labour's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Authors: Dr Cable Green, Creative Commons and Dr Gerry Hanley, MERLOT & SkillsCommons

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Case Study: OER@AVU

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Authors: Cynthia Jimes and Lisa Petrides, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)

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Case Study: Learning in a Digital Age (LiDA)

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Authors: Trish Chaplin-Cheyne, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Juliane Granly, and Anaïs Malbrand, The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC), and ICDE

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Case Study: African Storybook

Network of Open Orgs' Collaborative Project: Case studies that demonstrate the success of Open Educational Resources

Author: Rosa Leonor Ulloa Cazarez, Sistema de Universidad Virtual - Universidad de Guadalajara

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