chapter  9
The Influence of Open Resources on Design Practice
Pages 14

Since the first edition of this book appeared in 2006, open education and openly licensed educational resources (OER) have become world-changing movements. This chapter explores some of the implications for designers of learning, when, for example, they may be designing for learners enrolled on remote campuses, at rival institutions, in workplaces and on home study courses, and learners who are not formally enrolled in education at all. Tracing the history of the movement in Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs), Pegler argues that while they offer similar potential for widening access to learning, OERs provide for other kinds of openness, including participation in open knowledge communities through the ‘read-write practices’ of the open web.