The need for Open Educational Resources for ubiquitous learning

Rory McGreal
2012 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops  
Open Educational Resources (OER) are important for the expansion of ubiquitous learning. Open licensing of learning components is a precondition for supporting anytime, anywhere learning, whether the lessons are arranged as text, multimedia, videos, applications, games or in other electronic formats. The obstacles presented by proprietary materials impede ubiquitous sharing of knowledge with the use of technological protection measures such as DRM (digital rights management), prohibitive
more » ... ng, and restrictions on format shifting, localization, content sharing and other activities considered essential in ubiquitous learning.
doi:10.1109/percomw.2012.6197600 dblp:conf/percom/McGreal12 fatcat:evjbmpiijragtmecyoimxagyru