Last week, the OER community released the Foundations for OER Strategy Development. This document provides a concise analysis of where the global OER movement currently stands: what the common threads are, where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie, and how we can more effectively work together as a community. Ideas for this document came from across the OER community, following a 6-month drafting and feedback process. The document can be found at http://oerstrategy.org
This document reflects the state of the OER movement through the eyes of its practitioners: what we need as a movement, what we agree on, areas where we differ, and opportunities for advancing OER globally. The Cape Town and Paris Declarations set the vision for the OER movement, including the value statements that form the basis for our work. We see the Foundations for OER Strategy Development as forming the basis for future actions and commitments.
Our next step is to make the commitments for actions that will continue the momentum.
Make a commitment to advance OER:
- Read the document.
- What actions will you take? Consider:
– How will you address the opportunities and challenges outlined?
– What do you see as the greatest opportunity and what ideas do you have to address it?
– How can your organization work effectively with others to address this?
– What roles are you best suited to take?
- Make your commitment public.
- Get to work and keep us updated.
– Tweet your updates using #oerstrategy.
– Let’s track our collective progress and build an even stronger global OER community.
Thank you for helping to build the open future of education!
Foundations for OER Strategy Development drafting committee: Nicole Allen, Delia Browne, Mary Lou Forward, Cable Green, Alek Tarkowski.