OER Citations

Open educational resources and global online learning


McGreal, R. (2020). Open educational resources and global online learning. In Humanistic futures of learning: perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks (pp. 122–126). UNESCO. https://doi.org/10.54675/AYFL2310


This piece highlights how Open Educational Resources (OER) can help bridge the knowledge divide to achieve equity in education. The author discusses the different digital barriers set in place to prevent free access to content and explains how these serve to erode efforts to achieve universal learning and education for all. Open educational resources (OERs) are materials in various formats and media, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits them to be accessed at no-cost, reused, repurposed, adapted and redistributed by others (UNESCO, 2019). OERs can help shrink the knowledge divide that separates and partitions societies.

Citation Type: Book Chapter