Tuomi, I. (2013), Open Educational Resources and the Transformation of Education. European Journal of Education, 48: 58–78. doi: 10.1111/ejed.12019
The extremely rapid expansion of open educational resource (OER) initiatives and the millions of learns they attract can be understood as an indicator on an emerging revolution in education and learning. This article describes recent developments in this area and develops conceptual foundations for studies and policies on OER. We describe four different types of OER, locate these in a field of learning theories, and discuss how the wide adoption of OER may constrain and accelerate the transformation of learning and education in the knowledge society.
Vladoiu, M. "Toward Increased Discoverability of Open Educational Resources and Open Courseware" International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT), V4(8):2912-2916 August Issue 2013 ISSn 2231-2803.www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
The success of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Open Courseware (OCW) initiatives worldwide, which has resulted in a huge number of online instructional resources and repositories available freely, comes with a constant challenge, i.e. locating and retrieving the educational resources that are the most relevant for a specific user's need, in a particular context, and that have the best quality. In this paper we provide an overview of opportunities for discovering OCW and OERs, which includes the most comprehensive repositories, the OCW/OER compilations of instructional repositories and indicative educational websites, and the most powerful custom search engines for OCW and OER.