Open Educational Resources (OER) for skills development
The 12 -page brochure (published 2018) aims to give an overview on OER for stakeholders in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). It also provides a short summary of an explorative research study by Robert Schuwer and Ben Janssen on the potential of OER to improve access to quality TVET. The study found that TVET is an almost neglected area in the OER space. Thus far no substantial research on OER in TVET has taken place, even though there is a high potential for Open Educational Resources and Open Practices to improve access to high-quality TVET. It is thus hoped that the publication will help raise awareness among TVET stakeholders to realize benefits from open educational practices, including open licensing of learning materials.
Max Ehlers, Ben Janssen, Robert Schuwer