Norwegian digital learning arena – a sustainable large-scale model for OER

Christer Gundersen, Øivind Høines

Norwegian Digital Learning Arena

The Norwegian Digital Learning Arena (NDLA – ndla.no) is a large public OER initiative providing upper secondary schools with a broad range of digital learning resources. NDLA has an annual operating budget of 8.2 million Euro. This represents approximately 20% of the total allocation of public funding for learning resources in upper secondary education.

In the revision of the national budget in May 2006, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research put forward a resource allocation to ensure that appropriate digital learning resources were available for upper secondary education. This was the beginning of NDLA.

NDLA is today co-owned by 18 of the 19 county councils in Norway. The portal NDLA.no is now the largest repository of digital learning material for upper secondary. Schools across the country benefit from the rich and varied learning resources provided by NDLA, and most teachers and students use content from NDLA as the natural part of their curricula.

In 2017 we at NDLA celebrate our 10th year of operation, and we are eager to share our success story at OE Global 2017.

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