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Moe, Rolin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
Despite a rise in awareness and production of open education resources (OER) over the past decade, mainstream media outlets continue to define open in economic terms of consumer cost and not in theoretical terms of remix or appropriation. This period in the "open access" debate has coincided with a proliferation of free-of-charge video…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Research, Shared Resources and Services, Open Source Technology
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Ponti, Marisa – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Digital media and open educational resources (OER) are said to redraw the boundaries between learners and teachers, by weakening the centralization of expertise and the distribution of subject-matter authority. This paper presents the findings of an ethnographic study of how the use of OER mediates the relations between self-directed learners and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnography, Open Source Technology, Online Courses
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Ngimwa, Pauline; Wilson, Tina – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
In the past few years, Africa has joined the rest of the world as an active participant in the Open Educational Resource (OER) movement with a number of home-grown and externally driven initiatives. These have the potential to make an immense contribution to teaching and learning in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, certain barriers prevent full…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Resources