image This report presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the target languages of the LangOER consortium: Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish. Target languages have also been extended to more European languages, regional and minority languages (RML).

The investigation also included a more global overview by using languages such as English, French, and German for reference. The selection of 22 languages in this project is indicative and not exhaustive. The methodology used for this investigation included an international expert survey, LangOER partnership consultation, and stakeholders’ events contributing to the evolving understanding of OER in less used languages. A range of resources was used, most of them available on the social sharing spaces Mendeley and Diigo, freely accessible. This report only presents the current state and offers an indicative list of references. The results illustrate the diverse landscape while identifying several challenging issues not yet tackled. In particular, we point out the need to identify quality indicators and issues of specific linguistic concern for further development. This discussion covers topics important for moving the field forward, such as policies, language barriers, multilingualism and the role of preparation of practitioners as well as practices.

Linda Bradley, Sylvi Vigmo
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