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Mishra, Sanjaya – Distance Education, 2017
Enthusiasts and evangelists of open educational resources (OER) see these resources as a panacea for all of the problems of education. However, despite its promises, their adoption in educational institutions is slow. There are many barriers to the adoption of OER, and many are from within the community of OER advocates. This commentary calls for…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Adoption (Ideas)
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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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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Annand, David – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Financial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER produce demonstrable cost savings for students. Yet OER development continues to rely almost completely on government and philanthropic funding. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Resources, Open Education
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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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Armellini, Alejandro; Nie, Ming – Open Learning, 2013
Open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) are relatively new areas in educational research. How OER and OEP can help practitioners enhance curricula is one of a number of under-researched topics. This article aims to enable practitioners to identify and implement appropriate open practices to enhance higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Practices
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Andreatos, Antonios; Katsoulis, Stavros – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is (1) to review the advantages of using learning objects (LOs) and open educational resources (OER), (2) to propose the enrichment of course syllabi with LOs/OER, (3) to propose new fields to be included in metadata and ways for embedding metadata in LOs/OER, (4) to review the problem of lack of metadata in Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Metadata, Course Descriptions, Educational Resources
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Kursun, Engin; Cagiltay, Kursat; Can, Gulfidan – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
The purpose of this survey study is to investigate faculty's perceptions of the main incentives, barriers, and benefits to publishing their course materials for free within the open educational resources (OER) movement. Data were collected from an online survey of 1,637 faculty from 56 universities in Turkey. Results showed that even though the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Barriers, Incentives, Educational Resources
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Torres, Nadia Paola Mireles – Open Praxis, 2013
The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and the Open Access began only over a decade ago. During this period, the progress of the Open Educational Resources movement took place in developed countries for the most part. Recently, new projects have begun to emerge with a strong emphasis on open education. Yet, the concept of openness in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Education, Open Source Technology
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Amiel, Tel – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well known. In this article we discuss the design and development of a print and web-based booklet created to introduce the topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Barriers, Educational Practices
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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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Pegler, Chris – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012
The list of barriers and enablers that influence the use of open educational resources (OER) is extensive. Factors and influences relating to reuse may have been noted within projects, operating within a short time span, or within specific conditions which limit generalizability. Evidence of reuse in practice has often emerged as isolated examples…
Descriptors: Motivation, Educational Resources, Barriers, Foreign Countries