The provision of licence free educational resources can be regarded as a major trend in education. Since the launch of the first open courseware projects in 2002, numerous initiatives followed. In the meantime we can talk about a worldwide Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. In advancing this movement several challenges are to be met, awareness raising and community building being top priorities. The MEDIDA-PRIX 2008 (“Mediendidaktischer Hochschulpreis”) is an initiative that intends to function as a change agent in order to sensitize the community to the idea of the OER movement.
Baumgartner, P., Zauchner, S. (2008). Awareness Raising and Community Building: The Role of MEDIDA-PRIX in the Context of the OER Movement in German Speaking Countries. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 6284-6289). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.