The Caledonian Academy (CA) has won a grant from the European Commission to lead a study investigating work and learning practices evolving through the use of open educational resources (OERs). The project, OER4Adults, builds on current CA research on the social aspects of open educational and open knowledge practices in the public and private sectors.
Practices around OER are situated in the wider educational context of adult education and lifelong learning. These practices can be focused around an individual, for example a learner or teacher releasing or reusing a digital educational resource, or social, such as groups or collectives of academics releasing or reusing resources.
The CA group has assembled a group of experts from around the world to inform and advance the project. The project commences in September 2012.