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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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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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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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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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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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Nikoi, Samuel; Armellini, Alejandro – Distance Education, 2012
Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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Herron, Josh – Composition Forum, 2016
As Open Educational Resources (OER) increasingly receive attention from academics, educational foundations, and government agencies, exemplars will emerge that lower student textbook costs by moving away from commercial publishers through self-publishing or curating web-based resources. Joe Moxley's "Writing Commons" serves as a scaled…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Writing Instruction, Electronic Libraries
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MacKinnon, Teresa; Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Language education faculty face myriad challenges in finding teaching resources that are suitable, of high quality, and allow for the modifications needed to meet the requirements of their course contexts and their learners. The article elaborates the grassroots model of "produsage" (a portmanteau of "production" and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Open Education, Educational Resources
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Amiel, Tel; Soares, Tiago Chagas – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
We present an analysis of 50 repositories for educational content conducted through an "audit system" that helped us classify these repositories, their software systems, promoters, and how they communicated their licensing practices. We randomly accessed five resources from each repository to investigate the alignment of licensing…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Educational Resources, Certification, Conflict
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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
High-quality teaching occurs when teachers come to the classroom with a certain toolkit of knowledge and skills because they are required to perform different roles in changing times, e.g., they have to be continuous learners, promoters of new learning outcomes, users of ICT in formal learning situations, and developers of new learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Training, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Bossu, Carina; Brown, Mark; Bull, David – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article explores some of the most well-known Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives worldwide and then reports on OER developments in Australia. It also discusses a current research project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), including its design and methods of data collection and analysis. Although the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Open Education
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Okonkwo, Charity Akuadi – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Nigeria has joined the global race of teaching and learning in a changing educational environment by adopting open and distance learning (ODL). Although it is a global trend, ODL poses some challenges at local levels, one of which is the untimely production of teaching materials currently affecting instructional delivery in Nigeria. The modern…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Needs Assessment, Foreign Countries
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Oates, Lauryn; Hashimi, Jamshid – Open Praxis, 2016
The Darakht-e Danesh ("knowledge tree") Online Library is the first open educational resource (OER) initiative in Afghanistan, established to enhance teacher subject-area knowledge, access and use of learning materials, and to foster more diverse teaching methodologies in order to improve learning outcomes in Afghan classrooms. This…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Usability, Foreign Countries
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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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