At the centre of the European Commission’s consultation document
lie Open Educational Resources (OER). One goal proposed for the initiative was ‘opening up content’:
"Having open access to quality content, alongside support and assessment services will reshape the educational paradigm by revisiting fundamental issues such as access to education, supply of quality content or certification of informal learning."
In the past decade, we have seen major investments from open and traditional universities in OERs, starting with the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative in 2001. In 2006, higher education