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ERIC Number: EJ1220404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2227-7102
Lessons Learned from the Development of Open Educational Resources at Post-Secondary Level in the Field of Environmental Modelling: An Exploratory Study
Hassan, Quazi K.; Rahaman, Khan R.; Sumon, Kazi Z.; Dewan, Ashraf
Education Sciences, v9 Article 103 2019
Open educational resources (OER) have become increasingly popular in recent times. Here, the aim was to synthesise the lessons learned through the development of OER materials for a university-level course called "environmental modelling". Consequently, the topics of discussion included: (i) how to choose an appropriate creative commons license; (ii) ways of incorporating materials from other sources, such as publicly available sources, other open access materials, and an author's own published materials if not published under a creative commons license; (iii) the impact of the developed OER in the field of environmental modelling; and (iv) the challenges in developing OER material. Upon developing the materials, we observed the following: (i) students enrolled in the course did not purchase textbooks; (ii) our OER materials ranked as one of the most accessed (i.e., number 7) materials according to the usage data that summed the number of file downloads and item views from PRISM (i.e., the hosting platform maintained by the University of Calgary); (iii) the students learned relatively better as per the data acquired by the University of Calgary's universal student ratings of instruction (USRI) instrument; and (iv) other universities expressed interest in adopting the materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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