What to do with FOAMed: Organisational Culture and Open Educational Resources

By Chris Walsh, for Digital education: strategy & policy, 2016

This essay will discuss how an organisation can harness its progressive culture in order to embed OERs within its practices, discourses and artefacts. Specifically I will address the struggle to legitimise OERs within official organisational documents; I will propose that this can be done by explicitly embedding OER resources in the curriculum, and by offering a tailored and institutionally- approved space for learners to reflect on their engagement with OERs.