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ERIC Number: EJ829869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Open Educational Resources on U.S. Public History Websites: Implications for Designers and Developers
Cates, Ward Mitchell; Mattke, Paige Hawkins
Educational Technology, v49 n1 p9-18 Jan-Feb 2009
Online open educational resources (OERs) offer promise for K-12 teaching and learning, and one subject area in which OERs might prove valuable is the social studies. In a recent study, the authors investigated how Websites of public history sites (physical locations, like Colonial Williamsburg and Mystic seaport) provide OERs. Their 66 Websites varied dramatically in the number of OERs offered, and innovators and early adopters differed in what they supplied. Few sites provided technologically sophisticated OERs, while text-based OERs and repurposed resources dominated. The article identifies exemplary online OERs and best practices for public history Websites and discusses how designers and developers might enhance OER offerings. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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