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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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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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Kim, Byoung Wook; Lee, Won Gyu; Lee, Byeong Rae; Shon, Jin Gon – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Open Educational Resources (OER) is terminology that refers to educational resources (content and software) distributed through the Internet, free of charge and freely accessible, expanding learning opportunities for adult learners. This terminology first appeared around 2002, although its roots can be traced to the open architecture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Afolabi, Folashade – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This study investigated the first year University undergraduates' experiences in the use of open educational resources (OER) in online learning and their in-course achievement. The design selected for the study was survey and quasi-experimental. A total number of 106 University undergraduates participated in the study after a preliminary study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Resource Units
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Yuan, Min; Recker, Mimi – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
The rapid growth in Internet technologies has led to a proliferation in the number of Open Educational Resources (OER), making the evaluation of OER quality a pressing need. In response, a number of rubrics have been developed to help guide the evaluation of OER quality; these, however, have had little accompanying evaluation of their utility or…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Scoring Rubrics
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McGreal, Rory; Anderson, Terry; Conrad, Dianne – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Canada's important areas of expertise in open educational resources (OER) are beginning to be built upon or replicated more broadly in all education and training sectors. This paper provides an overview of the state of the art in OER initiatives and open higher education in general in Canada, providing insights into what is happening nationally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Depleted Resources, Shared Resources and Services
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Alquézar Sabadie, Jesús Maria; Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Puni, Yves; Redecker, Christine; Vuorikari, Riina – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
The potential benefits of OER have led many European governments to implement policies supporting their creation and use. This chapter aims to put these OER policies in context, discussing their focus and scope and highlighting challenges and bottlenecks. On the basis of the analysis of the current state of the art, it is argued that one of main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Park, Sanghoon; McLeod, Kenneth – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018
Open Educational Resources (OER) can offer educators the necessary flexibility for tailoring educational resources to better fit their educational goals. Although the number of OER repositories is growing fast, few studies have been conducted to empirically test the effectiveness of OER integration in the classroom. Furthermore, very little is…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Resource Units, Educational Resources, Multimedia Instruction
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Zancanaro, Airton; Domingues, Maria Jose Carvalho de Souza – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Education is experiencing a period of change and the traditional models of education adopted by universities need to go through innovative processes to democratize knowledge, attract new learners and optimize resources. The use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) can contribute to such changes. However,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Case Studies, Portuguese, Models
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2013
If anyone had thought to recognize a K-12 educational buzzword of the year for 2012, it would surely have been "open educational resources" (OER). Ed tech media has fairly hummed with the topic, largely with exciting predictions: OER would give cash-strapped K-12 educators access to high-quality tools and content for their classrooms at little or…
Descriptors: State Standards, Prediction, Instructional Materials, Elementary Secondary Education
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; de los Arcos, Beatriz – Open Praxis, 2016
This paper explores the potential of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in helping achieve women's empowerment in the developing world. Our evidence comprises the Open Education Research Hub open dataset, featuring survey responses from 7,700 educators, formal and informal learners from 175 countries concerning…
Descriptors: Females, Empowerment, Developing Nations, Resource Units
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