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Hassall, Christopher; Lewis, David I. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2017
Open educational resources (OERs) are becoming increasingly common as a tool in education, particularly in medical and biomedical education. However, three key barriers have been identified to their use: 1) lack of awareness of OERs, 2) lack of motivation to use OERs, and 3) lack of training in the use of OERs. Here, we explore these three…
Descriptors: Physiology, Science Education, Medical Education, Barriers
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Jung, Insung; Hong, Seongyoun – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This study aimed to investigate and classify faculty members' instructional priorities for adopting OER. In-depth interview data were collected from 10 faculty members from different regions and analyzed with NVivo 10. The original supposition was that the well-established instructional priorities, effectiveness, efficiency, and appeal would…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Preferences, Adoption (Ideas), Resource Units
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Pirkkalainen, Henri; Jokinen, Jussi P. P.; Pawlowski, Jan M. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2014
Social software environments are increasingly used for open education: teachers and learners share and collaborate in these environments. While there are various possibilities for the inclusion of such social functionalities for OER, many organizational, individual and technological challenges can hinder the motivation of teachers to share and…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Social Networks, Social Media, Teacher Motivation
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Cinganotto, Letizia; Cuccurullo, Daniela – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
The present contribution is aimed at describing one of the latest trends in the European school curricula: the teaching of subject content in a foreign language (CLIL), which is becoming more and more popular all over Europe, also bearing in mind the latest recommendations from the European Commission. Starting with a brief theoretical background…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Educational Quality, Second Language Learning
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Ackovska, Nevena; Ristov, Sasko – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
Hardware-based courses in computer science studies require much effort from both students and teachers. The most important part of students' learning is attending in person and actively working on laboratory exercises on hardware equipment. This paper deals with a specific group of students, those who are marginalized by not being able to…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Open Source Technology, College Students, Nontraditional Students