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Bradshaw, Peter; Younie, Sarah; Jones, Sarah – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to report on an externally-funded project and forms part of its dissemination. Design/methodology/approach: The objectives are achieved through a theoretical framing of the project and an alignment of these with the contexts for the project--namely the Professional Standards Framework of the HEA, its use in postgraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Jhangiani, Rajiv Sunil – Open Praxis, 2017
The open education (OE) movement is in its adolescent years and experiencing an identity crisis as it is pulled towards both pragmatism (marked by an emphasis on cost savings, resources, and incremental change) and idealism (marked by an emphasis on permissions, practices, and radical change). In this article, I describe these tensions (free vs.…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Advocacy, Open Education, Educational Technology
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Law, Patrina; Perryman, Leigh-Anne – Distance Education, 2017
In 2013, the Open University (OU) in the UK launched a large-scale survey of users of its OpenLearn platform for open educational resources. The survey results revealed that OpenLearn is functioning as a showcase and a taster for the OU, thereby offering informal learners a bridge to formal education. In 2014 and 2015, the OpenLearn survey was…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Open Universities
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dos Santos, Andreia Inamorato – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
This paper proposes Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 2000) as a tool for identifying the various discourses that can be found in the provision of open educational resources. The argument will be built upon the concept of a "flat world", a powerful metaphor used by Friedman in his famous book "The World is Flat" (2005). The discussion will…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Discourse Analysis, Access to Education, Educational Resources
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Gurell, Seth; Kuo, Yu-Chun; Walker, Andrew – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Open education, as embodied in open educational resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW), has met and dealt with several key problems. The movement now has a critical mass of available content. Leveraging no small amount of funding and associated development, open education has the tools to collect, disseminate, and support the discovery of open…
Descriptors: Open Education, Test Validity, Problem Based Learning, Educational Resources
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This article presents an interview with Ken Udas, chief executive officer of UMassOnline. During the past decade, Udas has held leadership positions in online university initiatives and has served the field through his leadership in organizations including the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, EDUCAUSE, IMS, Sloan-C, and the American…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Land Grant Universities, Distance Education, Virtual Universities
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McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
The release of free resources by the education sector has led to reconsideration of how the open approach implied by Open Educational Resources (OER) impacts on the educator and the learner. However this work has tended to consider the replication of standard campus based approaches and the characteristics of content that will encourage other…
Descriptors: Open Education, Informal Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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Mariki, Belingtone Eliringia – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This paper is an academic observation of an Educational Multimedia Content development-training programme funded by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Tanzania. This project focused on skills development in script writing and in radio and video programme development, aimed at transforming selected subjects from text to multimedia content. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Reushle, Shirley, Ed.; Antonio, Amy, Ed.; Keppell, Mike, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The discipline of education is a multi-faceted system that must constantly integrate new strategies and procedures to ensure successful learning experiences. Enhancements in education provide learners with greater opportunities for growth and advancement. "Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Student Centered Learning, Open Education
Mostefaoui, Soraya Kouadri; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith; Herman, Clem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents a case study based on the experiences surrounding a distance-learning module in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that includes a creative multimedia component as an integral part of its teaching and assessment. The module requires that students engage in multimedia production to articulate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Distance Education, Information Technology
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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