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Judith, Kate; Bull, David – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
The implementation of open educational resources (OER) at the course level in higher education poses numerous challenges to education practitioners--ranging from discoverability challenges to the lack of knowledge on how to best localize and utilize OER as courseware. Drawing on case studies of OER initiatives globally, the article discusses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Education, Guidelines, Freedom
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Goodier, Sarah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Limited research has been done to date on the extent of public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER) within basic education (K-12 equivalent) in South Africa. As claims have been made about the potential cost reductions that come with using OER, this study aimed to establish a benchmark of public spending on educational resources, uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Benchmarking, Cost Effectiveness
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Hilton, John, III – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Textbooks are a vital component in many higher education contexts. Increasing textbook prices, coupled with general rising costs of higher education have led some instructors to experiment with substituting open educational resources (OER) for commercial textbooks as their primary class curriculum. This article synthesizes the results of 16…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Textbook Evaluation, Reading Material Selection, Educational Resources
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Annand, David; Jensen, Tilly – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Substituting open educational resources (OER) for commercially-produced textbooks results in demonstrable cost savings for students in most higher education institutions. Yet OER are still not widely used, and progress toward large-scale adoption in most colleges and universities has been slow. This article reviews the literature informing…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Knox, Jeremy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2013
This paper will review existing literature on Open Educational Resources (OER). It is intended to examine and critique the theories which underpin the promotion of OER in higher education, not provide guidance on their implementation. (1) I will introduce the concepts of positive and negative liberty to suggest an under-theorisation of the term…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Concept Teaching
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Yuan, Min; Recker, Mimi – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
The rapid growth in Internet technologies has led to a proliferation in the number of Open Educational Resources (OER), making the evaluation of OER quality a pressing need. In response, a number of rubrics have been developed to help guide the evaluation of OER quality; these, however, have had little accompanying evaluation of their utility or…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Scoring Rubrics
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Zancanaro, Airton; Todesco, José Leomar; Ramos, Fernando – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Open educational resources (OER) is a topic that has aroused increasing interest by researchers as a powerful contribution to improve the educational system quality and openness, both in face to face and distance education. The goal of this research is to map publications related to OER, dating from 2002 to 2013, and available through the Web of…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Angell, C.; Hartwell, H.; Hemingway, A. – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify key concepts in the literature relating to the release of open educational resources (OER), with specific reference to the emergence of public health OER. Design/methodology/approach: A review of the literature relating to the development of OER was followed by an online search for OER literature…
Descriptors: Health Education, Public Health, Rewards, Ethics
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Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials which are freely available and openly licensed. Repositories of OER (ROER) are platforms that host and facilitate access to these resources. ROER should not just be designed to store this content--in keeping with the aims of the OER movement, they should support educators in…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Literature Reviews, Instructional Materials, Shared Resources and Services
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Amiel, Tel; Soares, Tiago Chagas – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
We present an analysis of 50 repositories for educational content conducted through an "audit system" that helped us classify these repositories, their software systems, promoters, and how they communicated their licensing practices. We randomly accessed five resources from each repository to investigate the alignment of licensing…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Educational Resources, Certification, Conflict
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Mardis, Marcia A.; Ambavarapu, Chandrahasa R. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2017
A key component of online and blended learning content, open educational resources, (OER) are heralded in a global movement toward high-quality, affordable, accessible, and personalized education. However, stakeholders have expressed concern about scaling OER use due to a lack of means to ensure a fit between learner, resource, and task. Usage…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Computer Uses in Education, Data
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Cox, Glenda – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Higher education and associated institutions are beginning to share teaching materials known as Open Educational Resources (OER) or open courseware across the globe. Their success depends largely on the willingness of academics at these institutions to add their teaching resources. In a survey of the literature on OER there are several articles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
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Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Alturki, Uthman; Aldraiweesh, Ahmed – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This paper presents a review of distance education literature published in the "International Review of Research in Open and Distance/Distributed Learning" (IRRODL) to describe the status thereof and to identify gaps and priority areas in distance education research based on a validated classification of research areas. All articles (N =…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Periodicals, Educational Research, Distance Education
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Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2016
This article maps out trends in distance education research and scholarship from 35 years of publications in the "Distance Education" journal. Titles and abstracts of 515 full papers were analyzed using the text-mining tool Leximancer™ to identify and describe themes in distance education research covered by these publications in the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Publications, Trend Analysis, Educational Technology
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Chiappe, Andres; Lee, Linda L. – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
Open Teaching is currently considered an ambiguous and polysemic concept but has nevertheless become a growing global trend in ICT-based education. To identify key issues on the subject, this article presents a study on Open teaching that combines meta-synthesis and content analysis of research published over the last twenty years in major…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Meta Analysis, Content Analysis, Literature Reviews
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