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Willems, Julie; Bossu, Carina – Distance Education, 2012
Open educational resources (OER) have become new buzzwords in the glocalization of education. While OER are often espoused as enabling educational equity, the reality is not always the case. Looking only at the positives of new educational methods can mask perpetuating challenges, which makes the open aspect of OER a misnomer. Taking an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Resources, Educational Methods
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Bossu, Carina; Bull, David; Brown, Mark – Distance Education, 2012
This article discusses the role of open and distance learning to widen participation and promote social inclusion within Australian higher education, as well as the benefits that open educational resources (OER) could bring to that context. It also explores some of the most relevant social inclusion policies and related initiatives developed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Informal Education, Distance Education
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Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo; Priego, Ernesto – Open Praxis, 2014
Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Open Source Technology, Resource Units
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Bossu, Carina; Brown, Mark; Bull, David – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article explores some of the most well-known Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives worldwide and then reports on OER developments in Australia. It also discusses a current research project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), including its design and methods of data collection and analysis. Although the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Open Education
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Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2016
For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009-2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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McGreal, Rory; Conrad, Dianne; Murphy, Angela; Witthaus, Gabi; Mackintosh, Wayne – Open Praxis, 2014
This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners undertaking post secondary education. It presents some key economic and governance challenges for universities to consider in implementing OER assessment and accreditation policies. It…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Prior Learning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation
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Simpson, Maree Donna; Twist, Teresa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016
Work-integrated learning (WIL) has become commonplace in many higher education institutions across Australia. Similarly, there has been rapid integration of digital technologies for supporting teaching, learning and assessment in this domain. In the rush to address associated challenges within the sector--such as massification, limited placements,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Well Being, Resource Units
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Bossu, Carina; Fountain, Wendy – Open Praxis, 2015
Addressing the gap between global open educational resource (OER) proliferation and the slow adoption of OER and open educational practices (OEP) in Australian higher education, this paper focuses on a capacity-building project targeting academics, academic support staff and educational developers. The conception, design, development, piloting and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Open Education, Open Source Technology
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Stagg, Adrian; Nguyen, Linh; Bossu, Carina; Partridge, Helen; Funk, Johanna; Judith, Kate – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
For fifteen years, Australian Higher Education has engaged with the openness agenda primarily through the lens of open-access research. Open educational practice (OEP), by contrast, has not been explicitly supported by federal government initiatives, funding, or policy. This has led to an environment that is disconnected, with isolated examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Educational Practices, Audits (Verification)
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Reushle, Shirley, Ed.; Antonio, Amy, Ed.; Keppell, Mike, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The discipline of education is a multi-faceted system that must constantly integrate new strategies and procedures to ensure successful learning experiences. Enhancements in education provide learners with greater opportunities for growth and advancement. "Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Student Centered Learning, Open Education