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King, Thomas William – Open Praxis, 2017
A comprehensive theoretical, legal and practical basis for OER has been developed over the past fifteen years, supported by the expansion of open source curation platforms and the work of advocacy groups and international bodies. OER's potential has been sufficiently documented; the question remains how best to support, integrate and normalise OER…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Shared Resources and Services, Resource Units, Educational Technology
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Moe, Rolin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
Despite a rise in awareness and production of open education resources (OER) over the past decade, mainstream media outlets continue to define open in economic terms of consumer cost and not in theoretical terms of remix or appropriation. This period in the "open access" debate has coincided with a proliferation of free-of-charge video…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Research, Shared Resources and Services, Open Source Technology
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Prasad, Deepak; Usagawa, Tsuyoshi – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Textbook prices have soared over the years, with several studies revealing many university students are finding it difficult to afford textbooks. Fortunately, two innovations--open educational resources (OER) and open textbooks--hold the potential to increase textbook affordability. Experts, though, have stated the obvious: that students can save…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Textbooks, College Faculty
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Shigeta, Katsusuke; Koizumi, Mitsuyo; Sakai, Hiroyuki; Tsuji, Yasuhiro; Inaba, Rieko; Hiraoka, Naoshi – Open Praxis, 2017
Awareness about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the purposes for offering and adopting OERs and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were analyzed using a detailed survey of higher education across Japan, which was conducted in 2015. A comparison with a similar study conducted in 2013 revealed that awareness of OERs has increased slightly and…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses
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Lesko, Igor – Open Praxis, 2013
With thousands of materials having been produced and shared openly and freely on the Internet as Open Educational Resources (OER) or OpenCourseWare (OCW), the focus of the Open Education movement has shifted toward the need to demonstrate how such materials are being used, by whom and with what impact. This paper reports on the uses, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Courseware
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Krelja Kurelovic, Elena – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Educational resources in the competitive world of higher education were often considered as key intellectual property, so access to those resources was restricted to privileged groups of students and professors, which is unacceptable in today's networked society. Today, an increasing number of institutions and individuals share such digital…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Relevance (Education)
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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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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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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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