A case study at The University of Cape Town found that greater sharing of teaching materials under open licence led to higher quality materials as a result of greater focus on quality.
There is awareness among faculty that teaching materials shared under an open licence will be subject to far greater scrutiny than those created only for use within the relative privacy of the classroom. This realization has encouraged faculty to focus more on the overall quality of the finished OER.
A number of other benefits are identified, including:
- Increased visibility for the authors and their institutions
- Greater collegiate collaboration
- Greater awareness of OER from elsewhere