OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) has worked on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the past, which led to the publication Giving Knowledge for Free – the Emergence of Open Educational Resources (2007). This working paper thus builds on exploratory and forward-looking research in CERI and invites countries to consider the policy implications of the expansion of OER, its benefits, and associated challenges. A small OER expert group in which Fred Mulder participated, was established to discuss the subject, link it to other relevant developments in the field, and develop a draft questionnaire for member countries in order to collect information regarding the policy context related to OER. The expert group met in June 2011 and for the second time in September 2011. The questionnaire was sent to the 34 OECD member countries in August 2011. It outlined a short informative note about the benefits and challenges of OER. The responses to the questionnaire are analyzed in this document.
The questionnaire, as well as the raw data, have been shared with UNESCO to establish a connection with the UNESCO questionnaire being reported at the UNESCO OER World Congress 20-22 June 2012. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact unescochair-ou.nl.
OECD2012SurveyOnNationalOERPolicies (730.2 KiB)