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Piña, Anthony A.; Moran, Kenneth A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
A research and development project was undertaken to document, analyze and report the effects of implementing a free/open educational resources (OER) initiative within Sullivan University's College of Business Administration. The project involved the redesign of courses using no-cost textbooks and other educational resources, in place of resources…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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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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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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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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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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Chiorescu, Marcela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
It is estimated that the average student spends around 1200 USD on books and supplies every school year; thus, textbook affordability has become more and more of a challenge for students. Replacing traditionally expensive learning resources with open educational resources (OER) can have a great impact in the reduction of cost for post-secondary…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Algebra, College Students, Costs
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Quere, Nolwenn – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Designing and sharing Open Educational Resources (OERs) requires teachers to develop new competences, in particular with digital resources. In this paper, the case of a language resource production group is introduced. Due to the centrality of the OERs in their collective activity, I show that the documents they produce are essential to the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technological Literacy
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Patton, Cheryl; Webster, Natasha; Moore-Dent, JoAnne – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
As concerns about the skyrocketing costs of a college degree have converged with the increasing availability of open educational resources (OER), higher education administrators are asking faculty and curriculum designers to use OERs to design courses and programs. This case study explores the decision making process and outcomes of an online,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, Religious Factors, Integrated Curriculum
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Elf, Marie; Ossiannilsson, Ebba; Neljesjö, Maria; Jansson, Monika – Open Learning, 2015
The IMPOER project (implementation of open educational resources, OER) aimed to implement OER in a nursing programme at Dalarna University, Sweden. The university and its nursing programme have long engaged in e-learning, and the nursing programme has recently been awarded the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities E-xcellence…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Weiland, Steven – Global Education Review, 2015
Educational relations between societies and cultures that begin with benevolent intentions can come to be seen as threats to national autonomy and local preferences. Indeed, side by side with the growth since the first years of this century of Open Educational Resources (OER) there has been worry about their impact on global educational…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Online Courses, Educational Development
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Zancanaro, Airton; Todesco, José Leomar; Ramos, Fernando – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Open educational resources (OER) is a topic that has aroused increasing interest by researchers as a powerful contribution to improve the educational system quality and openness, both in face to face and distance education. The goal of this research is to map publications related to OER, dating from 2002 to 2013, and available through the Web of…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Harsasi, Meirani – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
Universitas Terbuka (UT) is Indonesia's higher education institution which implements distance education system. The term distance implies that learning is not performed face-to-face but there is geographically separation between students and teacher. Therefore, UT must provide many kinds of learning modes and learning support. To facilitate…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Ponti, Marisa – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Digital media and open educational resources (OER) are said to redraw the boundaries between learners and teachers, by weakening the centralization of expertise and the distribution of subject-matter authority. This paper presents the findings of an ethnographic study of how the use of OER mediates the relations between self-directed learners and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnography, Open Source Technology, Online Courses
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Mtebe, Joel Samson; Raisamo, Roope – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Higher education in Tanzania like in many other Sub-Saharan countries suffers from unavailability of quality teaching and learning resources due to lack of tradition, competence, and experience to develop such resources. Nevertheless, there are thousands of open educational resources (OER) freely available in the public domain that can potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Open Source Technology, Open Universities
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Hemmings-Buckler, Alison; Seal, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
Arguably, the benefits of open educational resources (OER) are greatest in low- and middle-income countries, where they have the potential to increase access to learning for those who may otherwise be excluded. However, for OER to be truly useful to educators and learners they need to be adapted to suit the contexts in which they are to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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