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Lindshield, Brian L.; Adhikari, Koushik – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Convincing faculty to accept, create, adapt, and adopt open educational resources (OERs) instead of textbooks for their courses has proven challenging because incentives are lacking. One approach to provide incentive to faculty members is an OER course fee, which could be employed in courses that use OERs approved by the institution for courses…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Open Education, Open Source Technology
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Xu, Ling; Zhang, Jingjing; Zheng, Qinhua – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2014
Purpose: After the official definition of Open Educational Resources (OER) at the Forum on Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries in 2002, the concept was soon introduced to China and popularised among scholars, practitioners, and educators. After ten years of proliferation, it is important to explore the landscape of Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Journal Articles
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Annand, David; Jensen, Tilly – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Substituting open educational resources (OER) for commercially-produced textbooks results in demonstrable cost savings for students in most higher education institutions. Yet OER are still not widely used, and progress toward large-scale adoption in most colleges and universities has been slow. This article reviews the literature informing…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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McGreal, Rory – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Open Educational Resources (OER) and their offspring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming important factors in achieving the "Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education" ("SDG4"). The OER movement is less than 15 years old and is growing rapidly as more and more nations and institutions adopt the view that…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Wiley, David; Hilton, John – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The term "open pedagogy" has been used in a variety of different ways over the past several decades. In recent years, its use has also become associated with Open Educational Resources (OER). The wide range of competing definitions of open pedagogy, together with its semantic overlap with another underspecified term, open educational…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Computer Uses in Education, Open Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Merkel, Eli; Cohen, Anat – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2015
Since the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs), different models regarding the usage of these resources in education have appeared in the literature. Wiley's 4-Rs model is considered to be one of the leading models. Research based on Wiley's model shows that using materials without making changes is the most common use. Compared to the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Corporate Education, Instructional Design
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Jung, Insung; Hong, Seongyoun – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This study aimed to investigate and classify faculty members' instructional priorities for adopting OER. In-depth interview data were collected from 10 faculty members from different regions and analyzed with NVivo 10. The original supposition was that the well-established instructional priorities, effectiveness, efficiency, and appeal would…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Preferences, Adoption (Ideas), Resource Units
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Algers, Anne; Ljung, Magnus – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
Globally, we experience numerous initiatives to increase the adoption of open educational resources (OER), but quality concerns challenge the adoption. In this study we present an analysis of the peer review process of an OER. The OER under review is produced by the European Commission (EU). It has the goal to teach children about farm animal…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Resource Units, Educational Quality
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Chib, Arul; Wardoyo, Reidinar Juliane – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Information and communication technologies aid marginalized groups in seeking social support, building proximate networks, and improving employment opportunities. However, one key factor that is understudied in the literature is the impact of open education resources (OER) on the employability of marginalized groups. This study focuses on open and…
Descriptors: Females, Migrant Workers, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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Pérez-Paredes, Pascual; Ordoñana Guillamón, Carlos; Aguado Jiménez, Pilar – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Combined with the ubiquity and constant connectivity of mobile devices, and with innovative approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), Natural Language Processing Technologies (NLPTs) as Open Educational Resources (OERs) could become a powerful tool for language learning as they promote individual and personalized learning. Using a…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Educational Resources, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Ikahihifo, Tarah K.; Spring, Kristian J.; Rosecrans, Jane; Watson, Josh – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Our study found that most students considered OER to be as good or better in terms of quality and engagement as traditional texts, while also allowing them to put saved funds toward their educational pursuits. As rising costs in higher education affect current and potential students, faculty and students are looking for ways to cut costs where…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Educational Objectives, Open Source Technology, Cost Effectiveness
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Seal, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
In recent years India has shown a growing appetite for open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP). Despite this, there is a paucity of research on OER use and impact, the extensiveness of OEP, and attitudes towards openness in India. This paper reports on research intended to help fill that knowledge gap by conducting a…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Barriers, Foreign Countries
Farrow, Robert; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Pitt, Rebecca; Weller, Martin – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents the results of a systematic survey of more than 3,000 users of open educational resources (OER).…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Comparative Analysis, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Pitt, Rebecca – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
This paper presents the results of collaborative research between open textbook provider OpenStax College (OSC) and the OER Research Hub (OERRH), a Hewlett funded mixed methods open research project examining the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching. The paper focuses primarily on the results of two surveys that were…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Teacher Surveys, Shared Resources and Services
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Fischer, Lane; Hilton, John, III; Robinson, T. Jared; Wiley, David A. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2015
In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on student outcomes. Utilizing digital resources such as OER can substantially reduce costs for students. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: College Students, Resource Units, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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