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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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Corbi, Alberto; Burgos, Daniel – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
This paper presents how virtual containers enhance the implementation of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subjects as Open Educational Resources (OER). The publication initially summarizes the limitations of delivering open rich learning contents and corresponding assignments to students in college level STEAM areas. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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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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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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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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Browne, Tom; Holding, Richard; Howell, Anna; Rodway-Dyer, Sue – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
The degree to which Open Educational Resources (OER) reflect the values of its institutional provider depends on questions of economics and the level of support amongst its academics. For project managers establishing OER repositories, the latter question--how to cultivate, nurture and maintain academic engagement--is critical. Whilst…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Multimedia Materials, Shared Resources and Services, College Faculty
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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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Bernstein, Samantha – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2015
The knowledge economy is marked by recent trends in technological advancement, globalisation and increasing knowledge intensity. Through new technologies like Open Educational Resources (OER), knowledge can be freely accessed by individuals around the world, blurring traditional notions of ownership and prompting a social transformation manifested…
Descriptors: Open Education, Open Source Technology, Knowledge Economy, Technological Advancement
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Goodier, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
Networking plays an important role in research projects to build a community and audience around a research area. Using social media is popular in project communication as it provides the ability to engage with a group of followers daily. Such online networking tools provide the advantage of providing nearrealtime data, which can be used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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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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Palmer, Nathan; Schueths, April M. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2013
As higher education embraces the ideologies of the market, educators are being asked to teach evermore students with fewer resources. Running counter to the trend of marketization, a decentralized group of educators are taking advantage of Web 2.0 technologies (including Facebook, Twitter, and blogging platforms such as Wordpress, etc.) to…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Commercialization, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teacher Collaboration
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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
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Conrad, Dianne – Open Praxis, 2013
Growing global commitments to open learning through the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) are accompanied by concerns over what "to do" with that learning when learners present it to traditional institutions for assessment and accreditation. This paper proposes that established RPL (recognizing prior learning) protocols, in place…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning
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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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