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Farrow, Robert; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Pitt, Rebecca; Weller, Martin – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents the results of a systematic survey of more than 3,000 users of open educational resources (OER).…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Comparative Analysis, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities. As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Ossiannilsson, Ebba S. I.; Creelman, Alastair M. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This article aims to share experience from a Swedish project on the introduction and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education with both national and international perspectives. The project, "OER--resources for learning", was part of the National Library of Sweden Open Access initiative and aimed at exploring, raising…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology
de Langen, F. H. T.; Bitter-Rijkema, M. E. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The enabling power of technology, especially information technology and social software, prompts a radical shift in economic and social interactions in societies around the globe. Existing traditional school based, formalized learning formats are unable to accommodate specific new learning needs. Hence, customized to the respective purposes of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Influence of Technology, Business, Models
Issack, Santally Mohammad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
Over the recent years, there has been a growing interest in Open Educational Resources (OER). A similar trend was observed about a decade ago in the concept of Learning Objects, which inevitably faded without really making an impact in real-world educational contexts. A number of repositories were created that contain thousands of learning…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Mostefaoui, Soraya Kouadri; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith; Herman, Clem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents a case study based on the experiences surrounding a distance-learning module in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that includes a creative multimedia component as an integral part of its teaching and assessment. The module requires that students engage in multimedia production to articulate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Distance Education, Information Technology
Holley, Debbie; Boyle, Tom – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Students studying Marketing, Fashion, Public Relations, Advertising and similar subjects need to develop a "critical eye" in relation to images, media and digital technologies. This project aims to empower teachers to develop multimedia learning resources that would support students engaging in this essential activity. Developing such…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Developed Materials, Critical Thinking, Multimedia Materials