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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's landmark decision to make its teaching and learning materials freely available to the public as OpenCourseWare (OCW), many other higher education institutions have followed suit sharing resources now more generally referred to as Open Educational Resources (OER). The University of Cape Town…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Seniors, Foreign Countries, Student Role
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Panke, Stefanie; Seufert, Tina – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
In the last decade, the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) has gained an undeniable momentum. However, it is an easy trap to confuse download and registration rates with actual learning and interest in the adoption and reuse of OER. If we focus solely on access, we cannot differentiate between processes of mere information foraging and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Student Role, Student Characteristics
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Terras, Melody M.; Ramsay, Judith; Boyle, Elizabeth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
The provision of Open Educational Resources (OER) means that learning horizons are no longer restricted by time and space. However, if the learning potential of OER is to be fully realised, educators and students must have the media literacy skills to select, use and produce information in a judicious and useful way. A consideration of the…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Psychology
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Cox, Glenda – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Higher education and associated institutions are beginning to share teaching materials known as Open Educational Resources (OER) or open courseware across the globe. Their success depends largely on the willingness of academics at these institutions to add their teaching resources. In a survey of the literature on OER there are several articles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
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Pogorskiy, Eduard – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
This paper introduces the role of personalisation in the learning process, with a focus on aspects of the philosophy of technology and Internet studies. Significant changes in education, with the spread of the technological capabilities of open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOC), offer the possibility to develop new…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Global Approach, Learning Processes, Individual Needs