Do you know the difference between Open Educational Resources and Learning Objects? | RNP
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"With the Information and Communication Technologies’ expansion, education today is understood in an open way, that is, the student and teacher become co-authors in the teaching and learning process. These changes have caused technological solutions for distance education to gain worldwide attention as a lower-cost alternative to expanding education with the benefit of improving the learner's learning experience compared to face-to-face courses.
Influenced by the participatory culture of the Internet, this model has brought with it new concepts such as the Open Educational Resources (OER), defined by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) as any material supported by media under Public domain or with an open license that can be used and adapted by third parties. That is, to be considered a OER, it is necessary that the materials can be retained, reused, revised, recombined and distributed, without the need of payment of copyright or additional authorization of the authors.
In this scenario, Learning Objects arise, which are also resources, digital or not, for educational purposes. They typically contain video, text, image and other media synchronized with each other, composing a multimedia application. The main difference between the two concepts, however, is in the open format, since OERs need to be fully available for access and editing. Examples of open formats already consolidated include PNG for images, WebM for video and HTML for web pages."