The "Open Educational Resources" world

The Open Content model, which was described in the previous book, is a general idea that has been developed and implemented in different fields.

Specifically in the educational sector, the term Open Educational Resources (OER) is directly related to the more general concept of open content.

Even though the term "Open Educational Resources" was coined in 2002 -- which was when the Sloop project started -- the term was not widely used, and it was not adopted in the Sloop project itself, since very few people would have recognised it.

By contrast, the Learning Object concept was well known in educational settings, and in order to include the main principles of OER, the concept of Open Learning Object was defined.

In this book we will show how the two concepts are closely related.

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