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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Open Learning, 2017
Open educational resources (OER) can make educational resources widely available to all students and educators for free; however, OER are still untried in many academic programmes in higher education. This article reports a case of adoption of an open access textbook for an introductory information systems course and discusses the process and…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Textbooks, Introductory Courses
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Elf, Marie; Ossiannilsson, Ebba; Neljesjö, Maria; Jansson, Monika – Open Learning, 2015
The IMPOER project (implementation of open educational resources, OER) aimed to implement OER in a nursing programme at Dalarna University, Sweden. The university and its nursing programme have long engaged in e-learning, and the nursing programme has recently been awarded the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities E-xcellence…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Armellini, Alejandro; Nie, Ming – Open Learning, 2013
Open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) are relatively new areas in educational research. How OER and OEP can help practitioners enhance curricula is one of a number of under-researched topics. This article aims to enable practitioners to identify and implement appropriate open practices to enhance higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Practices
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Busulwa, Henry Ssebuliba; Bbuye, Julian – Open Learning, 2018
This study investigated the opportunities for learning afforded by access to mobile phones, and the associated challenges created by their use in a peri-urban private secondary school in Uganda. The study was motivated by availability of phones with facilities to connect to the Internet and to access free open education resources (OERs), which if…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Nikoi, Samuel K.; Rowlett, Tania; Armellini, Alejandro; Witthaus, Gabi – Open Learning, 2011
Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Resources, Instructional Material Evaluation
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de Langen, Frank – Open Learning, 2011
The economic proverb "There is no such thing such as a free lunch" applies also to open educational resources (OER). In recent years, several authors have used revenue models and business models to analyse the different sources of possible funding for OER. In this article the business models of Osterwalder and Chesbrough are combined…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Schools, Educational Resources, Models
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Schuwer, Robert; Mulder, Fred – Open Learning, 2009
Over the period 2006-2008, the Dutch Open Universiteit Nederland conducted an experiment in which Open Educational Resources (OER) were offered in an effort to bridge the gap between informal and formal learning and to establish a new style of entry portal to higher education with no barriers at all. OpenER received considerable attention both in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Program Effectiveness, Program Development
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Huang, Wen-Hao David; Lin, Meng-Fen Grace; Shen, Wendi – Open Learning, 2012
The open educational resource (OER) movement has reached a critical mass due to recent technology advancements. In Taiwan, to overcome the language barrier, the Opensource Opencourse Prototype System (OOPS) plays a significant role in enabling Chinese-speaking users to benefit from this global education movement. However, our understanding about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Web Sites, Courseware
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Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; Klaas, Brian; Yager, James D. – Open Learning, 2009
The need for public health knowledge is ever increasing, but the educational options have been limited to coursework delivered by academics to individuals who can afford the cost of tuition at public health institutions. To overcome this disparity, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) has joined the Massachusetts Institute of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Graduate Study