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Holley, Debbie; Boyle, Tom – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Students studying Marketing, Fashion, Public Relations, Advertising and similar subjects need to develop a "critical eye" in relation to images, media and digital technologies. This project aims to empower teachers to develop multimedia learning resources that would support students engaging in this essential activity. Developing such…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Developed Materials, Critical Thinking, Multimedia Materials
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Carson, Stephen; Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
The free and open publication of course materials (OpenCourseWare or OCW) was initially undertaken by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other universities primarily to share educational resources among educators (Abelson, 2007). OCW, however, and more in general open educational resources (OER), have also provided well-documented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courseware, Open Source Technology, Outcome Measures
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Daniel, John; West, Paul – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2006
Sir John Daniel and Paul West explore the difficulties inherent in bringing postsecondary education to developing countries. While current research points to online education as the best financial alternative for these impoverished countries, cross-border educational solutions are largely unavailable, making local solutions a necessity. Daniel and…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Online Courses, Developing Nations, Internet
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Macintyre, Ronald – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
At the Open University in Scotland "openness" is part of our sense of self; our engagement with Open Educational Resources and Practices (OER/OEP) seems obvious. In this paper we explore some of those obvious aspects and using our partnership with a third sector organisation explore some of the less apparent aspects of openness. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Partnerships in Education, Educational Resources
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Istance, David; Kools, Marco – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article presents in summary a selection of the work conducted by OECD in the field of technology and education, which has been an on-going focus of OECD work since the 1980s. Recently, much of this has been under the heading of "New Millennium Learners", but it has also included the widening of student achievement surveys towards…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Instructional Innovation, Information Technology
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Ally, Mohamed; Samaka, Mohammed – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
As the world becomes more digitized, there will be an increasing need to make available learning resources in electronic format for access by information and communication technologies. The question education will face is whether these learning resources will be available for learners to access at no cost or affordable cost so that there will be…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Developing Nations, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Zhang, Xiaodong – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Systemic functional linguistics (SFL) theory focuses on developing language learners' meta-linguistic understanding of the interrelation among linguistic form (grammar/vocabulary), meaning, and context. Guided by SFL when using a mandatory textbook and open educational resources, this study investigates how exposure to this blended teaching and…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Nachimuthu – Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Quality of higher education is a very important sector for the growth and development of human resource which can take responsibility for social, economic and scientific development of the Indian country. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, Government of India has been focusing its attention on quality and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Resource Units
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Shum, Simon Buckingham; Okada, Alexandra – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
Knowledge Cartography is the discipline of visually mapping the conceptual structure of ideas, such as the connections between issues, concepts, answers, arguments and evidence. The cognitive process of externalising one's understanding clarifies one's own grasp of the situation, as well as communicating it to others as a network that invites…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Web Sites, Cartography, Electronic Publishing
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Llamas-Nistal, Martín; Mikic-Fonte, Fernando A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
The University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, has the objective of making all the teaching material generated by its teachers freely available. To attain this objective, it encourages the development of Open Educational Resources, especially videos. This paper presents an experience of recording lectures and generating the corresponding videos as a step…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Video Technology
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Ruiz-Iniesta, Almudena; Jiménez-Díaz, Guillermo; Gómez-Albarrán, Mercedes – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
This paper describes a knowledge-based strategy for recommending educational resources-worked problems, exercises, quiz questions, and lecture notes-to learners in the first two courses in the introductory sequence of a computer science major (CS1 and CS2). The goal of the recommendation strategy is to provide support for personalized access to…
Descriptors: Semantics, Computer Science Education, Dropout Rate, Educational Resources
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Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Lin, Meng-Fen Grace; Bonk, Curtis J. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
An all-volunteer organization called the Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS), headquartered in Taiwan, was initially designed to translate open source materials from MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) site into Chinese. Given the recent plethora of open educational resources (OER), such as the OCW, the growing use of such resources by the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Translation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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McGreal, Rory – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper presents an evaluation of the work of the Commonwealth of Learning's (COL)eLearning with International Organisations (eLIO) section. Participants in the investigation included a representative sample of the learners (N = 15), their supervisors (N = 5), and the COL staff, including all of the eLIO staff (N = 10). The methodology…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Investigations, Distance Education, International Organizations
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Beaven, Tita – Research-publishing.net, 2015
The pedagogic practical knowledge that teachers use in their lessons is very difficult to make visible and often remains tacit. This chapter draws on data from a recent study and closely analyses a number of Open Educational Resources used by three language teachers at the UK Open University in order to try to capture how their use of the…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Shared Resources and Services
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Hennessy, S.; Haßler, B.; Hofmann, R. – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Supporting and upskilling teachers are essential to enhancing the quality of learning in developing contexts -- the focus of Education For All -- yet little evidence exists concerning what kinds of teacher education are actually most effective and what changes in "quality" are desired and feasible. This paper illustrates how a concrete,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Classroom Techniques
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