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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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Kanwar, Asha; Kodhandaraman, Balasubramanian; Umar, Abdurrahman – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
One of the emerging issues in educational discourse today is the development and use of Open Education Resources (OER) and their potential in expanding access and improving the quality of education, particularly in developing countries where there is a dearth of quality materials. This article seeks to contribute to the debate on OER. It…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Change, Developing Nations, Distance Education
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This article presents an interview with Ken Udas, chief executive officer of UMassOnline. During the past decade, Udas has held leadership positions in online university initiatives and has served the field through his leadership in organizations including the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, EDUCAUSE, IMS, Sloan-C, and the American…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Land Grant Universities, Distance Education, Virtual Universities