Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice

December 06, 2016 by Javiera Atenas, Leo Havemann

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This collection presents the stories of our contributors’ experiences and insights, in order to demonstrate the enormous potential for openly-licensed and accessible datasets (Open Data) to be used as Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Data is an umbrella term describing openly-licensed, interoperable, and reusable datasets which have been created and made available to the public by national or local governments, academic researchers, or other organisations. These datasets can be accessed, used and shared without restrictions other than attribution of the intellectual property of their creators1.While there are various de nitions of OER, these are generally understood as openly-licensed digital resources that can be used in teaching and learning2.