Title

The Four ‘R’s of Openness and ALMS Analysis: Frameworks for Open Educational Resources

Keywords

open education, open educational resources

Abstract

A significant movement in education concerns the use of open educational resources. By ‘open’ it is generally meant that the resource is available at no cost to others for adaptation and reuse in different contexts. However, ‘open’ is not a simple dichotomy; rather, there is a continuum of openness. We discuss four separate aspects of reuse and demonstrate how these describe different levels of openness. We discuss how the licensing and technical aspects of open educational resources affect the relative openness of an open educational resource. Implications for those creating open educational resources are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

John Hilton III, David Wiley, Jared Stein, and Aaron Johnson. “The four R’s of openness and ALMS Analysis: Frameworks for Open Educational Resources.” Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning. 25 (1): 37-44. (2010)

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010-01-21

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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