Using and sharing open educational resources helps to:
- Maximise flexibility for students and teachers
- Maximise future utility of teaching materials
- Maximise digitisation
- Maximise openness
- Maximise capacity of graduates to have ongoing, convenient access to learning materials
This is an excellent example of the utility of an open educational resource - by using a free and open source svg editor (such as inkscape), the diagram below can be edited, improved, changed, and re-used. Do you know any commercial publisher which let's you do this with its learning objects? Unlikely.
Watch this 1 minute video (no sound) to see how easy it is to modify an open education educational resource, such as an svg file: