Baumgartner, P. & Zauchner, S., 20080630. Awareness Raising and Community Building: The Role of MEDIDA-PRIX in the Context of the OER Movement in German Speaking Countries. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008, 2008(1), S.6284–6289.
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.