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ERIC Number: EJ1191868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068-2341
Open Educational Resources' Impact and Outcomes: The Essence of OpenKnowledge and Its Social Contribution
Mengual-Andrés, Santiago; Payà Rico, Andrés
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v26 n119 spec iss Sep 2018
This article identifies the main social contributions of Open Educational Resources (OERs), their impact and the results of several initiatives related to them. Based on a theoretical and reflexive framework, we analyze the evolution of business models around OERs, their contribution to open knowledge and the common educational policies related to this phenomenon. Finally, we point out the new horizons and models of knowledge based on OERs. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilizes a theoretical and conceptual framework based on references coming from journals with an impact factor, complemented with quotes by important authors and OER representatives. The review offers a conceptual and applied overview regarding the business models around OERs, their contribution to open knowledge and their impact on current society. Because the study is not empirical, the authors justify their statements on existing scientific literature with high academic impact. Practical implications include knowledge about the OER phenomenon, its social contributions, and the economic models established around it. [Edited by Lílian do Valle, Daniel Mill and Aldo Victorio Filho.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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