OER Citations

The role of open educational resources in the eLearning movement


Mosharraf, M., & Taghiyareh, F. (2016). The role of open educational resources in the eLearning movement. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 8(1), 10–21. https://doi.org/10.34105/j.kmel.2016.08.002


Open Educational Resources (OERs) have gained increased attention for their potential to provide equitable and accessible educational facilities for people worldwide. Obviating demographic, economic, and geographic educational boundaries can be the OERs slogan. Realization of this promise is an inevitable target of eLearning, thus offering education new challenges. In this observation paper, we express OERs altruistic and idealistic reasons as well as their opportunities and advantages for three groups of eLearning stakeholders, namely learners, teachers, and educational institutions. Also, this paper addresses open questions such as what are the current limitations and challenges of developing and distributing OERs in the fast changing global educational environment.

Citation Type: Journal Article