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Knox, Jeremy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2013
This paper will review existing literature on Open Educational Resources (OER). It is intended to examine and critique the theories which underpin the promotion of OER in higher education, not provide guidance on their implementation. (1) I will introduce the concepts of positive and negative liberty to suggest an under-theorisation of the term…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Concept Teaching
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Academics' engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEPs) is critical for opening up higher education. It is in this perspective that the willingness to engage in such practices among academics in Rwandan public higher education was investigated with an agenda to trigger responsive actions. Via convenience/availability and volunteer sampling, 170…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials
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Kaatrakoski, Heli; Littlejohn, Allison; Hood, Nina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Open education, including the use of open educational resources (OER) and the adoption of open education practice, has the potential to challenge educators to change their practice in fundamental ways. This paper forms part of a larger study focusing on higher education educators' learning from and through their engagement with OER. The first part…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Open Education
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Sulisworo, Dwi; Sulistyo, Eko Nur; Akhsan, Rifai Nur – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
The distribution of the education quality in Indonesia is relatively uneven. This affects the quality of secondary school graduates. On the other hand, the national growth of Information Communication Technology usage in Indonesia is very high, including the use of mobile technology. This is an opportunity for the application of OER (Open…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Physics, Open Source Technology, Blended Learning
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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Knight, Simon; Connolly, Teresa – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
Much of the current literature related to Open Educational Resource (OER) development and practice concentrates on higher education, although a growing body of work is also emerging for the primary and secondary school sectors. This article examines the user perspectives of teachers and teacher educators, regarding: discovery of teaching…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Open Source Technology, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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Tuomi, Ilkka – European Journal of Education, 2013
The extremely rapid expansion of open educational resource (OER) initiatives and the millions of learners they attract can be understood as an indicator of an emerging revolution in education and learning. This article describes recent developments in this area and develops conceptual foundations for studies and policies on OER. We describe four…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Learning Theories
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Okamoto, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Open access textbooks (OATs) and educational resources (OERs) are being lauded as a viable alternative to costly print textbooks. Some academic libraries are joining the OER movement by creating guides to open repositories. Others are promoting OATs and OERs, reviewing them, and even helping to create them. This article analyzes how academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Open Source Technology, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Publication
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McKerlich, Ross; Ives, Cindy; McGreal, Rory – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
The open educational resources initiative has been underway for over a decade now and higher education institutions are slowly adopting open educational resources (OER). The use and creation of OER are important aspects of adoption and both are needed for the benefits of OER to be fully realized. Based on the results of a survey developed to…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Use Studies, Technology Uses in Education
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Blick, William; Marcus, Sandra – College Student Journal, 2017
The use of Open Education Resources represents a noble cause, but the idea often remains elusive for many faculty members. In 2015, librarians at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, implemented a campaign to promote and facilitate the use and development of OERs. The primary objective was to reduce the growing…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Mays, Tony John – Open Praxis, 2017
The study derives from a multi-year project implemented by OER Africa. The project sought to understand how OER might be used as a catalyst for pedagogical transformation in African universities. Within a nondeterminist and interpretivist theoretical framework and an over-arching project methodology of participatory action research, the study made…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ratnayake, H. U. W. – Open Praxis, 2015
Like any other educational resource, the integration of OER in teaching and learning requires careful thought and support for the teaching staff. The Faculty of Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka approached this challenge with the help of a professional development course on OER-based e-Learning. Modules in the course incorporated the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Capacity Building, Open Universities
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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera; Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Nkwenti, Michael N.; Tladi, Lekopanye – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Access to relevant learning resources is an important aspect in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as outlined in the sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has identified the development of open educational resources (OER) as a potential answer to these…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy
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Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng; Erastus, Fridah Kanana – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Kenya, like many African countries, has faced enormous challenges in the production of and access to quality relevant teaching and learning materials and resources in primary and secondary school classrooms. This has been occasioned by a plethora of factors which include, but are not limited to, lack of finances, tradition, competence, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Farisi, Mohammad Imam – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
The OER movement originated and integrated into ODE developments. Mega Universities (MUs) are among the most important of ODE providers worldwide should be to be the primary organizations for providing access to OER. So far, however, in-depth studies on OER developments in the Asian MUs were very limited. This study focuses on the developments,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Sustainability, Educational Development
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Kelly, Daniel P.; Rutherford, Teomara – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Khan Academy is a large and popular open educational resource (OER) with little empirical study into its impact on student achievement in mathematics when used in schools. In this study, we examined the use of Khan Academy as a mathematics intervention among seventh grade students over a 4-week period versus a control group. We also compared…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Supplementary Education
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