OER Technology Infrastructure Assessment
Just as technology innovations are changing our expectations for educational institutions and teaching and learning writ large, so too are they influencing the course of the OER movement. Increased access to the internet and computing devices by individuals and schools have been instrumental to the growth and institutionalization of the OER movement – and technology tools have been and will remain the dominant means of OER distribution, editing, remix, and redistribution. Given that technology choices in working with OER – by publishers, educational institutions, and individual users – may amplify or mute its impact, it is important to understand the ways in which these choices either intentionally or unintentionally affect the adoption and effective use of OER. This report offers an assessment of the current state and possible future directions for technical infrastructure in support of OER.