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The Role, Development, Expansion, and Importance of Open Education Resources 

March 6, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer recently sat down with the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal for an interview about the Foundation's commitment to Open Educational Resources (OER). Among the hghlights:

LK: Part of our goal with OER is to change the way people think about openness and sharing. Our current education system bottles everything up with “all rights reserved” copyrights that can only be overcome with significant justification and effort. We want to flip the presumption, to make openness and sharing the presumed default. With such a shift in mindset, we could dramatically increase access and productivity in higher education—and maybe find a way to serve those next 100 million learners around the world.