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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Open Praxis, 2014
Teacher education nowadays needs a change in vision and action to cater to the demands of changing societies. Reforms, improvements, and new approaches in teacher education are an immediate need. Online training of teachers using OER has emerged as a new approach in this direction. This approach is based on the assumption that online training will…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Resource Units
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Raman, Raghu; Achuthan, Krishnashree; Nedungadi, Prema; Diwakar, Shyam; Bose, Ranjan – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
Virtual Labs (VLAB) is a multi-institutional Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, exclusively focused on lab experiments for engineering education. This project envisages building a large OER repository, containing over 1650 virtual experiments mapped to the engineering curriculum. The introduction of VLAB is a paradigm shift in an…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Engineering Education, Educational Technology, Educational Innovation
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Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Read, Timothy; Artacho, Miguel Rodriguez; Pastor, Rafael; Orueta, Gabriel Diaz – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
Much has happened with open software, there has been a global attitude shift in the education community toward the open sharing of educational courses and resources. As the largest public distance education university in Spain, Universidad Nacional de Educacio´n a Distancia (UNED) has had a clear commitment to open learning and content since its…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Computer Software
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Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2016
For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009-2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; Martín-Monje, Elena; Castrillo de Larreta-Azelain, María Dolores – Digital Education Review, 2016
This paper shows some research which analysed the didactic functionality of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs). They were created by students from the Master's Degree in Information and Communication Technologies applied to language teaching and processing, at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Information Technology, Masters Degrees
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Torres, Nadia Paola Mireles – Open Praxis, 2013
The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and the Open Access began only over a decade ago. During this period, the progress of the Open Educational Resources movement took place in developed countries for the most part. Recently, new projects have begun to emerge with a strong emphasis on open education. Yet, the concept of openness in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Education, Open Source Technology
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Wan, Hsu-Tien; Hsu, Kuang-Yang; Sheu, Shiow-Yunn – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
In this research, we aim to understand the effectiveness of adopting educational technologies in a computer literacy course to students in a medical university. The course was organized with three core components: Open Education Resources (OER) reading, a book club, and online game competition. These components were delivered by a learning…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Computer Science Education
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Mills, Michael S. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
As textbook prices continue to skyrocket, open educational resources (OER) offer a significant way to deliver high quality content to students in higher education. The pressing issue is whether these OER are engaging, relevant, and accurate. Authoring multi-touch interactive resources that are delivered to students as open-access may not only…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Resource Units, Textbooks, Information Dissemination
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Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
There is growing interest about the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) and how it can transform education around the world, with governments exploring the potential of OER and considering policy positions supportive of open licensing. The urgent imperative--and the real transformational potential of OER--is to evolve new systems of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Mishra, Sanjaya; Sharma, Meenu; Sharma, Ramesh Chander; Singh, Alka; Thakur, Atul – Open Praxis, 2016
This paper describes the entire methodology for the development of a scale to measure Attitude towards Open Educational Resources (ATOER). Traditionally, it is observed that some teachers are more willing to share their work than others, indicating the need to understand teachers' psychological and behavioural determinants that influence use of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Test Construction
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Kelly, Hope – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Open educational resources (OER) are making their way into a variety of educational contexts from formal lesson planning to just in time learning. Educators and training professionals have been recognized as an important audience for these materials. The concepts of "self-efficacy" and "outcome judgment" from social cognitive…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Self Efficacy, Open Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Amiel, Tel – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well known. In this article we discuss the design and development of a print and web-based booklet created to introduce the topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Barriers, Educational Practices
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Stacey, Paul – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Foundations like Hewlett, Mellon, and Gates provided start-up funding and support that nurtured the field of open educational resources (OER) from infancy to a robust early adolescence characterized by energy and idealism (Casserly & Smith, 2008). However, foundation grants typically focus on establishing exemplars and cannot be relied on for…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Resources, Financial Support, Higher Education
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ratnayake, H. U. W. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Much is said about the importance of reflective practice especially in the professions. Yet much of what happens as part of reflective practice in the professions such as teaching is most of the time left to chance. Reflective practice allows practitioners to see the link between theory and practice by thoughtfully considering their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Reflection, Electronic Learning
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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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