OER Certification of Individuals and Organisations in Higher Education: Implementations Worldwide.

Sandra Schön, Martin Ebner, Elfriede Berger, Gerhard Brandhofer, Ortrun Gröblinger, Tanja Jadin, Michael Kopp, Hans-Peter Steinbacher, Charlotte Zwiauer

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The initiative “Open Education Austria Advanced’’ develops infrastructures for open educational resources (OER) in higher education. One part is the development of certification procedures to point out OER competencies of teachers in higher education and OER activities at Austrian universities. We present the results of our research on existing OER certification procedures from the German and English-speaking world. We started by searching in the OER World Map and there listed OER policies of universities worldwide and then tried to find examples for existing OER certification for people and organisations. There are several examples for certifications of persons such as in MOOCs on OER, university training on OER or the Creative Commons certification itself. We found only a few references of (partly) OER certificates for organisations. The publication then describes ambitions towards openness of the OER movement regarding possible certification procedures, namely open development, open content, open assessment and open certificates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-278
Number of pages15
JournalOpen Praxis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • capacity building
  • certification
  • Open educational resources
  • training
  • universities


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