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Mallinson, Brenda Justine; Krull, Greig Emil – Open Praxis, 2015
This paper describes the authors' experience of remixing two existing OER courses to provide an OER course for a particular purpose and context. The developing country target environment is stated as well as the original resources' provenance. The motivation for remixing these OER is explored, and the design of the adapted resource is described…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Developing Nations, Experience, Resource Units
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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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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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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Open Praxis, 2014
Teacher education nowadays needs a change in vision and action to cater to the demands of changing societies. Reforms, improvements, and new approaches in teacher education are an immediate need. Online training of teachers using OER has emerged as a new approach in this direction. This approach is based on the assumption that online training will…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Resource Units
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Sheu, Feng-Ru; Shih, Meilun – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
As freely adoptable digital resources, OpenCourseWare (OCW) have become a prominent form of Open Educational Resources (OER). More than 275 institutions in the worldwide OCW consortium have committed to creating free access open course materials. Despite the resources and efforts to create OCW worldwide, little understanding of its use exists.…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Courseware, Use Studies, Foreign Countries
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Farrow, Robert – Open Praxis, 2016
What difference does openness make to the ethics of teaching and research? This paper approaches this question both from the perspective of research into the use of open educational resources (OER) in teaching and learning. An outline of the nature and importance of ethics in education research is provided before the basic principles of research…
Descriptors: Ethics, Open Education, Foreign Countries, Governance
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Friesen, Norm; Wihak, Christine – Open Praxis, 2013
Recent developments in OER and MOOCs (Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses) have raised questions as to how learners engaging with these courses and components might be assessed or credentialed. This descriptive and exploratory paper examines PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) as a possible answer to these…
Descriptors: Open Education, Student Evaluation, Credentials, Educational Resources
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Weller, Martin – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have generated considerable media interest, more than other education initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OERs). In this article the author argues that this can be seen as an example of the battle for narrative in open education. MOOCs attracted media interest because they appealed to broader…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
Geith, Christine; Vignare, Karen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2008
One of the key concepts in the right to education is access: access to the means to fully develop as human beings as well as access to the means to gain skills, knowledge and credentials. This is an important perspective through which to examine the solutions to access enabled by Open Educational Resources (OER) and online learning. The authors…
Descriptors: Global Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, 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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Rui, Marina – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
EduOpen is an Italian national network devoted to foster the MOOCs diffusion, not just another national provider, being mainly focused to intervene in some crucial fields such as: educational innovation, internationalization strategy, educational research on OER in order to build up some strategy of diffusion and also to make an effort of training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Networks, Universities
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Grosseck, Gabriela; Bran, Ramona – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The new Internet technologies have infiltrated in a stunning way the academic environment, both at individual and at institutional level. Therefore, more and more teachers have started educational blogs, librarians are active on Twitter, other educational actors curate web content, students post on Instagram or Flickr, and university departments…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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