A bit of history
The OER movement is not very old. For many, the release of free accessible teaching and learning materials by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001 marks its beginning. Just as with many other young ideas, Open Education lives through individual initiatives and events set-up by inspired pioneers. The needs analysis of the OERup! project provides first-hand information about these developments in its partner countries and regions.
In addition, the Open Knowledge Foundation Open Education Working Group created the Open EducationTimeline, a detailed listing of the most important events and milestones.
An overview on current projects and initiatives provides the OER World Map.
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