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Schuwer, Robert; Kreijns, Karel; Vermeulen, Marjan – Open Praxis, 2014
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has funded a five years program to encourage the use, creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources (OER) by teachers from various types of education. This program is known as Wikiwijs. Ultimo 2013, the program has come to an end. As some of the assumptions at the start of Wikiwijs proved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Intervention
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Schuwer, Robert; Kusters, Rob – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
One of the claims the OER movement makes is that availability of (open) digital learning materials improves the quality of education. The promise is the ability to offer educational programs that take into account specific demands of the learner. The question is how to reach a situation where a customized demand can be met using OER with…
Descriptors: Open Education, Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Curriculum Design
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Schuwer, Robert; Mulder, Fred – Open Learning, 2009
Over the period 2006-2008, the Dutch Open Universiteit Nederland conducted an experiment in which Open Educational Resources (OER) were offered in an effort to bridge the gap between informal and formal learning and to establish a new style of entry portal to higher education with no barriers at all. OpenER received considerable attention both in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Program Effectiveness, Program Development
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Carson, Stephen; Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
The free and open publication of course materials (OpenCourseWare or OCW) was initially undertaken by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other universities primarily to share educational resources among educators (Abelson, 2007). OCW, however, and more in general open educational resources (OER), have also provided well-documented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courseware, Open Source Technology, Outcome Measures