Open educational resources in continuing adult education: development in the German-speaking area

Sandra Schön, Martin Ebner

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Open Educational Resources (OER) allow many different uses in educational work that are excluded from traditional materials by copyright laws, such as modifying and republishing existing materials. This article examines the current role of OER in the field of adult education in German-speaking area, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Although nowadays the topic of digitization is given a high strategic importance in continuing education in Switzerland, OER plays just a subordinate role there.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalSmart Learning Environments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2019

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  • Information, Communication & Computing

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