Open access (OA), open source software (OSS) and open educational resources (OER) share a common heritage and philosophy – they are about giving everyone access and permission to use, change and re-use material.
OA, OSS and OER share the same benefits:
- Low or no cost to users, as products are generally free to access and download;
- Shorter development cycle due to the collaborative, parallel efforts of developers;
- Adaptability to suit own conditions.
In the following video, Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it’s all about.
This page helps you find out more about open access, OSS and OER, so that you can use them in your teaching and learning.
Benefits of open source and open educational resources for teaching
So how can OSS and OER help you in your teaching? With the high costs of purchasing software, teachers always need to on the lookout for cheaper access to it. Click on the OSS link to find out more.And with the high costs involved in developing materials for on campus and especially for online teaching, teachers always need to on the lookout for smarter ways to work. Click on the OER link to find out more.
Links to more information on open access
- Open Access Books:
- Open source asp.net
In April 2009, Microsoft released the ASP.NET MVC source code under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL). This is Microsoft open access – the MS-PL contains no platform restrictions and provides broad rights to modify and redistribute the source code. Read more
List of schools and programs