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Coughlan, Tony; Perryman, Leigh-Anne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article explores the relationship between academic disciplines' representation in the United Kingdom Open University's (OU) OpenLearn open educational resources (OER) repository and in the OU's fee-paying curriculum. Becher's (1989) typology was used to subdivide the OpenLearn and OU fee-paying curriculum content into four disciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Coughlan, Tony – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
A core tenet of the open educational resources (OER) movement has long been that 'the world's knowledge is a public good' (Smith & Casserly, 2006, p.2) and should be available for everyone to use, reuse and share. However, this vision of openness and of the connection between OER and social justice, which McAndrew and Farrow…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Open Education
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Coughlan, Tony – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
A canyonesque gulf has long existed between open academia and many external subject communities. Since 2011, we have been developing and piloting the public open scholar role (Coughlan and Perryman 2012)--involving open academics discovering, sharing and discussing open educational resources (OER) with online communities outside formal education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Shared Resources and Services, Social Networks
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Coughlan, Tony; Perryman, Leigh-Anne – Open Praxis, 2015
Open educational resources and open educational practices are being increasingly used around the globe to train and support professionals in areas where funding and resources are scarce. This paper evaluates the open educational practices (OEP) of three global health projects operating outside academia--the International Association for Child and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Educational Resources, Educational Practices