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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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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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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities. As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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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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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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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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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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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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