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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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Agbu, Jane-frances Obiageli; Mulder, Fred; de Vries, Fred; Tenebe, Vincent; Caine, Abel – Open Praxis, 2016
It will be wise for educational institutions, from primary to tertiary level, globally, to reflect on their position and profile with respect to the new concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Responses will be diverse of course but the potential is so manifest that many institutions probably will…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Mass Instruction
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McGreal, Rory – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Open Educational Resources (OER) and their offspring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming important factors in achieving the "Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education" ("SDG4"). The OER movement is less than 15 years old and is growing rapidly as more and more nations and institutions adopt the view that…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Teng, Khor Ean; Hung, Chung Sheng – Open Praxis, 2013
This paper describes the framework for the development of OER-based learning materials "TCC121/05 Programming Fundamentals with Java" for ODL learners in Wawasan Open University (WOU) using three main development phases mainly: creation, evaluation and production phases. The proposed framework has further been tested on ODL learners to…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Instructional Materials, Material Development
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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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Kruse Vaái, Emma – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The following article examines the beginnings of open distance learning and use of OER by the National University of Samoa Faculty of Education to address an identified national need for more teachers and to improve their quality. It highlights related challenges in the training of teachers and how different and new modes of learning are not…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Distance Education
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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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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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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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de Langen, Frank – Open Learning, 2011
The economic proverb "There is no such thing such as a free lunch" applies also to open educational resources (OER). In recent years, several authors have used revenue models and business models to analyse the different sources of possible funding for OER. In this article the business models of Osterwalder and Chesbrough are combined…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Schools, Educational Resources, Models
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Muniafu, Maina; Wambalaba, Francis; Wanyama, Walter; Nduati, Gidraph; Ndirangu, Dalton – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Agriculture is the mainstay of Kenya's economy and contributes significantly to the gross domestic product. A great majority of this contribution comes from smallholder farmers who paradoxically face numerous obstacles ranging from a lack of support structures to poor policies and inadequate resources. A major challenge is assisting these farmers…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Administrator Education, Rural Areas, Extension Education