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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A repository for OERs

New Open Access Archive Focuses on Open Educational Resources Movement, Blog Twidox, November 5, 2008.  Excerpt:

This is fantastic news for anyone involved in open access. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has partnered with IssueLab to create the OER Research Repository to ensure that all the valuable knowledge created through Open Educational Resources (OER) projects is readily accessible to a broad audience.

Envisioned is a vibrant and vital knowledge management center where the materials and documentation that OER professionals, supporters, and enthusiasts use in their work to further the cause of OER are easy to share and access....

Any nonprofit organization or university-affiliated research center/lab can create a free research contributor account with IssueLab and add unlimited materials. Presentations, white papers, data sets, evaluations, surveys, and other materials related to furthering OER are welcome. Ownership rights remain with the contributing organization and contributors maintain full control over how their materials are described.

Anyone can search, browse and access materials shared through this open access archive. To further spread the material, an RSS feed is available and IssueLab provides a very simple way to carry the titles included in the OER Research Repository on any blog, website, or other web property with just one line of HTML code....