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Lane, Andy; McAndrew, Patrick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Open educational resources (OER) raise many similar issues for education to those that have surrounded Learning Objects (LO). However the greater use and availability of digital technologies and open licensing seems to be enabling OER to have wider acceptance into individual and institutional teaching practice. While the need for appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Change Agents, Educational Technology
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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
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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Dutta, Indrajeet – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Creation of knowledge workers holds key for success of a country. Unfortunately, many of the countries though having chain of human resources yet are unable to transform human resources to their advantage as they face multiple challenges like poverty, poor economy, poor infrastructure, limited access to education and inadequate technological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Hassen, Jemal Yousuf – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Graduate programs in agriculture in developing countries such as in Ethiopia are often designed in cognizance of the need for skilled manpower for agricultural development. In Ethiopia, the contribution of graduates of agricultural graduate programs to the attempt to transform smallholder agriculture has become a matter of urgency in the face of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Masters Programs, Resource Units
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Caudill, Jason G. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2012
OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Open Educational Resources (OER) are two new and closely related educational technologies. Both provide open access to learning materials for students and instructors via the Internet. These are for the moment still very young technologies. While they have grown dramatically in just ten years there is still relatively…
Descriptors: Courseware, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Educational Technology
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Windle, Richard J.; Wharrad, Heather; McCormick, Damion; Laverty, Helen; Taylor, Michael – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
The open educational resource (OER) movement has the potential to have a truly transformative effect on higher education, but in order to do so it must move into the mainstream and facilitate widespread participation in the sharing or creating of resources and in their reuse. To help in this process, experience can be gained from projects and…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Multimedia Materials, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Qi, Mei; Boyle, Tom – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
Open educational resources (OERs) are designed to be globally reusable. Yet comparatively little attention has been given to the cultural issues. This paper addresses the issue of culturally sensitive factors that may influence the design of reusable learning objects. These influences are often subtle and hard to manage. The paper proposes a…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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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
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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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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
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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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Ehlers, Ulf-Daniel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article examines the findings of the recent OPAL report "Beyond OER: Shifting Focus from Resources to Practices". In doing so, it defines current understanding of open educational resources and open educational practices, and highlights the shift from open content to open practice. The article includes a framework for supporting…
Descriptors: Open Education, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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