Interesting Research on the Reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER)

I stumbled on this interesting blog post on the lack of reuse of OER. It reports the findings of a recent PhD thesis examining the extent of OER reuse within one particular collection. I won’t repeat the summary findings here as you see them summarised on the post itself and you can view the full thesis online here. The only thing to say here is that the level of reuse is much lower than might be expected. This has important implications for institutions commissioning large scale digital repositories where a primary motivator is increased reuse and sharing of OER. Of course there are other business reasons for implementing such systems.

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