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The term open educational practices was first coined by Ulf-Daniel Ehlers in the Open Educational Quality (OPAL) project funded by the European Commission. The concept suggests that there are distinctive practices and processes required for the successful adoption and implementation of OER in education.

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  1. Conduct a search for “open educational practices” (OEP) to find published research on the concept. For example, visit the OER Knowledge Cloud to find suitable resources.
  2. Compile a list of distinctive practices required for successful implementation of OER in education
  3. What are the three most important implications of OEP for learning in a digital age?