The design of educational material has a history of allowing people topresent an individual expert view (the researcher as academic teacher) and apublished base of knowledge (the academic teacher as text book writer) . Aslearning has moved online and has now become more open a new dynamic ofcommunication is emerging from the teacher to the learner, from the teacherto the teacher, and from the organisation to the world. In exploiting thesenew dynamics there are changes in motivations for creating and designingmaterials, but are there also chances to embrace a new creativity? In thispaper we use an activity theoretic approach to look at three sources ofevidence for impact from taking an open approach to learning resources. Firstimpact on an organisation to identify its role as an enabler for creativity andchange. Second on the educator and the way reuse of content allows selectionof new patterns of design. Third impact is on the learner as open educationalresources blends content with social. The cases present evidence that seeingopen resources as change agents can lead to the release of creativity fororganisations, for teachers and for learners.
"Encouraging Creativity in the Educational Organizations through the Use of Open Educational Resources,"
Palestinian Journal for Open Learning & e-Learning: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jropenres/vol5/iss9/5