Funder: the Joint Information Systems Committees (JISC) and the UK Higher Education Academy.
Allison Littlejohn, Isobel Falconer, Lou McGill, Helen Beetham
The UKOER is one of the largest programmes of its kind in the world, aiming to encourage academics and institutions to create and release educational resources under a creative commons licence.
So far, the programme has involved hundreds of academics from over 60 UK universities and colleges, with funding (>£10 million) from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The research group at Glasgow Caledonian University’s Caledonian Academy were leading the evaluation and synthesis of the programme, with the project team including internationally-renowned experts: Allison Littlejohn, Lou McGill, Helen Beetham and Isobel Falconer.
The third phase, UKOER3 (October 2011-October 2012), involved 18 institutions, universities and colleges across England, with the aim to identify key drivers for open knowledge practice.