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Blomgren, Constance – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Educators within Higher Education (HE) and K-12 share in the need for high quality educational resources to assist in the pursuit of teaching and learning. Although there are numerous differences between the two levels of education, there are commonalties in the perceptions of the purpose, practical uses, and challenges that abide in the use of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources
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Chen, Qing; Panda, Santosh – Educational Media International, 2013
The recent developments within open educational resources (OERs) and open licensing have generated considerable interest among distance educators since open and distance learning is supposed to be the largest consumer/user of and contributor to OER. In China, given the policy of development and use of elaborate courses, conversion of radio and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Open Universities
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ariadurai, S. A. – Open Praxis, 2018
There is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Online Courses, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Resources
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Taylor, Cathy; Taylor, Michael W. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Open educational resources (OER) can be an effective tool in lowering student textbook expenses and bringing current material into the classroom, but come with many barriers for faculty related to time, expertise, motivation, standardized testing requirements, and subject matter differences. Given the number of potential challenges and problems…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Textbooks, Distance Education
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Albers, Peggy; Cho, A. Ram; Shin, Ji Hye; Pang, Myoung Eun; Angay-Crowder, Tuba; Jung, Jin Kyeong; Pace, Christi L.; Sena, Mandi; Turnbull, Sarah – Global Education Review, 2015
This paper reflects an OER (Open Educational Resources) critical literacy project, Global Conversations in Literacy Research (GCLR), (www.globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpress.com), now in its fourth year. GCLR annually hosts seven web seminars presented by internationally recognized literacy and education scholars. We outline key dimensions of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Open Education, Educational Resources, Critical Literacy
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Goodier, Sarah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Limited research has been done to date on the extent of public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER) within basic education (K-12 equivalent) in South Africa. As claims have been made about the potential cost reductions that come with using OER, this study aimed to establish a benchmark of public spending on educational resources, uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Benchmarking, Cost Effectiveness
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Huang, Wenhao David; Wu, Chorng-Guang – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Learning has embraced the "open" process in recent years, as many educational resources are made available for free online. Existing research, however, has not provided sufficient evidence to systematically improve open learning interactions and engagement in open educational resource (OER) systems. This deficiency presents two…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Winitzky-Stephens, Jessie; Pickavance, Jason – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is Utah's largest open enrollment college, and as an institution, is concerned about the expense associated with attaining a degree. All students face challenges in paying for their education, but SLCC students tend to have fewer resources to dedicate to school than students at other institutions in the state.…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Open Enrollment
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Ebner, M.; Schön, S.; Kumar, S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although less well established than in other parts of the world, higher education institutions in German-speaking countries have seen a marked increase in the number of open educational resource (OER) initiatives and in government-supported OER funding in recent years. OER implementation, however, brings with it a unique set of challenges in…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Higher Education, German
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Weller, Martin; de los Arcos, Bea; Farrow, Rob; Pitt, Beck; McAndrew, Patrick – Open Praxis, 2015
The OER Research Hub has been investigating the impact of OER, using eleven hypotheses, and a mixed methods approach to establish an evidence base. This paper explores the findings relating to teaching and learning. The findings reveal a set of direct impacts, including an increase in factors relating to student performance, increased reflection…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Education, Open Source Technology, Mixed Methods Research
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Agbu, Jane-frances Obiageli; Mulder, Fred; de Vries, Fred; Tenebe, Vincent; Caine, Abel – Open Praxis, 2016
It will be wise for educational institutions, from primary to tertiary level, globally, to reflect on their position and profile with respect to the new concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Responses will be diverse of course but the potential is so manifest that many institutions probably will…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Mass Instruction
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Hilton, John, III – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Textbooks are a vital component in many higher education contexts. Increasing textbook prices, coupled with general rising costs of higher education have led some instructors to experiment with substituting open educational resources (OER) for commercial textbooks as their primary class curriculum. This article synthesizes the results of 16…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Textbook Evaluation, Reading Material Selection, Educational Resources
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Islim, Omer Faruk; Gurel Koybasi, Nergis A.; Cagiltay, Kursat – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) target barriers of education and learning by sharing knowledge for free to benefit self-learners, educators, and students. This study aims to investigate the use of OER both as a supplementary resource for a traditional course and as a resource for self-learners. First, the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Olcott, Don – Distance Education, 2012
This reflection examines some of the continuing and emerging issues in the open educational resources (OER) field. These include blending OER with university management structures; formal and non-formal OER; the need for sustainable OER business models; and expanding awareness, adoption, and use of OER. In the future, research will need to examine…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Annand, David – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Financial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER produce demonstrable cost savings for students. Yet OER development continues to rely almost completely on government and philanthropic funding. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Resources, Open Education
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