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ABOUT OER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where did the questions and answers in this FAQ section come from?

All of the questions and answers in this FAQ section were taken from "A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)", prepared for the Commonwealth of Learning by Neil Butcher and edited by Asha Kanwar (COL) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO).

Additional questions and answers may be found in the guide, including:
  • Does use of OER preclude use of commercial content?
  • What policy changes are needed for institutions to make more effective use of OER?
  • What are the best ways to build capacity in OER?
  • Where do I find OER?
  • How can I share my OER with others?
  • How much can I change OER for my own purposes?
  • How open is an open licence?



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Tracey Woodburn
Joined August 17, 2018
Research Assistant, Athabasca University
Records manager for the OER Knowledge


Rory McGreal
Joined August 17, 2018
UNESCO/CoL Chairholder in OER, Athabasca University
Professor Rory McGreal is the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources. He is a professor in the Centre


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Joined August 17, 2018
Developer, Athabasca University