OERs could have a major impact on how the sector and the wider learning community operate. They could potentially enhance the quality of our resources, augment existing resources and free up academic workload to concentrate on teaching by acting as a time saver in content creation.
There is also the obvious marketing potential, which in light of “The Browne Review” is a very tantalising prospect. We have a great Media team within CeLT at Derby and there is a possibility to promote the institution by sharing the excellent work that they do to enhance online materials; e.g.
Also attached is a video below which demonstrates the potential global power of OERs. It is of the celebrated Physics Professor Walter Lewin from MIT (although I must admit I prefer Professor Shankar from Yale), who in this clip on YouTube has amassed over half a million views and has become a global Physics sensation.