Open Educational Resources (OER) in vocational education and training

Coverbild: BWP 6/2017
Issue/Year (Volume) 6/2017 (46)
Page(s) 50-51

Within the context of UNESCO and the European Commission, OER is a topic which has been on the agenda for several years. The second UNESCO World Congress on OER was staged in Ljubljana in September 2017. The debate on educational materials which are openly available has also gathered significant steam in Germany. However, compared to other educational areas, developments in vocational education and training are only just getting underway. This article outlines the opportunities and challenges that are associated with the topic of OER and illustrates these on the basis of two practical examples from the field of VET.