|Author:||Ann Marcus-Quinn; Yvonne Diggins Affiliation: University of Limerick, Ireland Limerick|
|Edition/Format:||Article : English|
|Publication:||Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, v93 (2013-10-21): 243-246|
This paper focuses on the significant developments in the area of open education, in particular the role that Open Educational Repositories (OER) can play in higher education, teaching, learning and scholarship. The National Digital Learning Resources service (NDLR) in Ireland is presented as a case study of a best practice model for such an OER service.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources can be defined as free and open digital publications of high quality materials organized as course that includes lecturers, related reading materials, snapshots of discussions, assignments, evaluations, used in academic environments such as universities, training institutions, schools and colleges.
Access to these resources radically breaks down barriers to quality of education and allows free course material that is prepared and evaluated by experts