Thursday, May 7, 2009

Open educational resources

One of the ways I feel we can work in health toward sustainability, building of communities of practice and supporting each other is to make educational and professional resources open to all. Instead of locking up resources behind walls of institutions and facilities, we should do all we should to publish them in an open online environment for all to see. This means anything from the guidelines you develop as a hospital staff member, to an education program you make in an educational facility.

Here is a video that explains what open educational resources means by the staff of Otago Polytechnic, who now may a lot of their educational resources and programs openly available on the Internet.

What are the barriers to you putting your resources on the Internet so that they are freely available to all? How can you overcome those barriers?

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