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Open access is a sister open initiative to OER which aims to provide unrestricted access to scholarly research outputs including peer-reviewed journals, theses, scholarly monographs and book chapters.

web resources

Stimulus resources



  1. Conduct a search for open access to find out more about the initiative and current state of progress of open access in your country.
  2. Consider the following questions:
    • What is the difference between gold and green open access?
    • Have any education institutions in your country adopted open access policies?
    • What are the three most important implications of open access for learning in a digital age?

Recommended reading

Suber, P. (2012). Open access. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. (Check for free open access versions listed on the site.)