Transition support

Open education acts as a bridge to formal education, and is complementary, not competitive, with it (Open education acts as a bridge to formal education)

Summary: Students can use OER to make informed choices about further study, and when OER is closely aligned with courses and an institution, it can act as an effective recruitment tool, encouraging learners to transition from informal to formal study. Increasingly formal learners are also using OER to supplement their education.

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12
1100

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College Higher Educ... Informal School-K12

Sector Breakdown (+ve)

CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12
1330


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Key Questions
  • Can OER play a role in facilitating the transition from informal inquiry to formal learning?
  • Which factors are important in helping students to succeed with formal study?
  • Are there implications for the methods institutions use to recruit, motivate and support students?
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