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Thakran, Archana; Sharma, Ramesh C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Over the past two decades, the education sector in India has undergone a substantial transformation. Recent advances in technology have provided access to high quality educational resources and information on the Internet. This article examines the role of open educational resources (OER) in addressing the challenges of higher education in India,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Moe, Rolin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
Despite a rise in awareness and production of open education resources (OER) over the past decade, mainstream media outlets continue to define open in economic terms of consumer cost and not in theoretical terms of remix or appropriation. This period in the "open access" debate has coincided with a proliferation of free-of-charge video…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Research, Shared Resources and Services, Open Source Technology
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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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Clements, K. I.; Pawlowski, J. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
We analysed how teachers as users of open educational resources (OER) repositories act in the re-use process and how they perceive quality. Based on a quantitative empirical study, we also surveyed which quality requirements users have and how they would contribute to the quality process. Trust in resources, organizations, and technologies seem to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Nikoi, Samuel; Armellini, Alejandro – Distance Education, 2012
Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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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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Hawkridge, David; Armellini, Alejandro; Nikoi, Samuel; Rowlett, Tania; Witthaus, Gabi – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2010
Is the curriculum in British universities being influenced by decisions about ownership of intellectual property rights (IPR) in "open educational resources" (OERs) that are available online under Creative Commons licenses, free of charge? This paper provides the context for, describes and analyses three significant examples in British…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This theoretical paper attempts to clarify design issues that the field of education has encountered in the context of OER (Open Educational Resources), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and increased emphasis on informal learning, as examined through the lens of the Interaction Equivalency Theorem. An overview of the core concepts of the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Informal Education
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Deimann, Markus; Farrow, Robert – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Despite the recent increases of interest in open education, notably in massive open online courses (MOOCs) (Fini, 2009), it has been continuously asserted that this form of social knowledge production lacks a philosophical or theoretical foundation (Vandenberg, 1975). Similar accusations have been made with respect to distance education, such as…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Open Source Technology
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McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
The release of free resources by the education sector has led to reconsideration of how the open approach implied by Open Educational Resources (OER) impacts on the educator and the learner. However this work has tended to consider the replication of standard campus based approaches and the characteristics of content that will encourage other…
Descriptors: Open Education, Informal Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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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
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McGreal, Rory – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper presents an evaluation of the work of the Commonwealth of Learning's (COL)eLearning with International Organisations (eLIO) section. Participants in the investigation included a representative sample of the learners (N = 15), their supervisors (N = 5), and the COL staff, including all of the eLIO staff (N = 10). The methodology…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Investigations, Distance Education, International Organizations
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Kayal, Soumen; Das, Baisakhi – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2017
One of the most impressive uses of information and communication technology is the advent of e-learning. The current E-learning system mainly plays a role of learning assistance such as providing learning content or learning information, and sometime it provides channels or platform in the learning environment for discussion and interaction. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Courseware, Open Source Technology