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Ives, Cindy; Pringle, Mary Margaret – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Since the birth of the World Wide Web, educators have been exchanging ideas and sharing resources online. They are all aware of the turmoil in higher education created by freely available content, including some hopeful developments charted in this issue. Interest has grown steadily over the past decade in making a university-level education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Case Studies, Educational Resources
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Charles, Karen; Rice, Olivia – Science Educator, 2012
The term "open educational resources" (OERs) was first coined by UNESCO in 2005 and refers to "teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and/or distribution." OERs offer educators what might be termed "value neutral" online…
Descriptors: Internet, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Property
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Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials which are freely available and openly licensed. Repositories of OER (ROER) are platforms that host and facilitate access to these resources. ROER should not just be designed to store this content--in keeping with the aims of the OER movement, they should support educators in…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Literature Reviews, Instructional Materials, Shared Resources and Services
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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David A.; Lutz, Neil – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
An important element of open educational resources (OER) is the permission to use the materials in new ways, including revising and remixing them. Prior research has shown that the revision and remix rates for OER are relatively low. In this study we examined the extent to which the openly licensed "Flat World Knowledge" textbooks were being…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Textbooks, Open Source Technology, Textbook Content
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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David A. – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Open educational resources (OERs) represent a new frontier in education. There are several examples of individuals and institutions providing open educational resources; this openness is also specifically manifest in the field of Christian higher education. Different levels are discussed in which OERs can be "open" and the implications of these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Copyrights, Access to Education, Educational Resources
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Sapire, Ingrid; Reed, Yvonne – Distance Education, 2011
In South Africa, poor performance of learners in mathematics across the school system is a problem demanding new solutions. One possible solution is to try to raise standards through the use of open educational resources (OER). This article presents and discusses findings from a case study of a collaborative OER development project initiated by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Kursun, Engin; Cagiltay, Kursat; Can, Gulfidan – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
The purpose of this survey study is to investigate faculty's perceptions of the main incentives, barriers, and benefits to publishing their course materials for free within the open educational resources (OER) movement. Data were collected from an online survey of 1,637 faculty from 56 universities in Turkey. Results showed that even though the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Barriers, Incentives, Educational Resources
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McShane, Michael Q. – Education Next, 2017
While digital products have made significant inroads into the educational resources market, textbooks and other print materials still command about 60 percent of sales. But whether print or digital, all of these commercial offerings now face threats from a burgeoning effort to promote "open" resources for education--that is, materials…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Shared Resources and Services
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Panda, Santosh; Santosh, Sujata – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
In the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs),…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Clements, K. I.; Pawlowski, J. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
We analysed how teachers as users of open educational resources (OER) repositories act in the re-use process and how they perceive quality. Based on a quantitative empirical study, we also surveyed which quality requirements users have and how they would contribute to the quality process. Trust in resources, organizations, and technologies seem to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Khanna, Pankaj; Basak, P. C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes an open educational resources (OER) architecture framework that would bring significant improvements in a well-structured and systematic way to the educational practices of distance education institutions of India. The OER architecture framework is articulated with six dimensions: pedagogical, technological, managerial,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Educational Resources
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Lane, Andy – Distance Education, 2012
The open educational resources (OER) movement is relatively new with few higher education institutions (HEIs) publishing or using them, and even fewer using them to widen engagement or participation in HE study. Although distance teaching universities have been in the vanguard of widening opportunities for HE study, they vary in how far they are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Distance Education, Institutional Mission
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Fiedler, Sebastian H.D. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
This article offers a critical reflection on the contemporary Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, its unquestioned investment in a collective "content fetish" and an educational "problem description" that focuses on issues of scarcity, access, and availability of quality materials. It also argues that OER proponents fail…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Hilton, John Levi, III; Robinson, Jared; Wiley, David; Ackerman, J. Dale – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Textbooks represent a significant portion of the overall cost of higher education in the United States. The burden of these costs is typically shouldered by students, those who support them, and the taxpayers who fund the grants and student loans which pay for textbooks. Open educational resources (OER) provide students a way to receive…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cost Effectiveness, Textbooks, College Students
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