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Armellini, Alejandro; Nie, Ming – Open Learning, 2013
Open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) are relatively new areas in educational research. How OER and OEP can help practitioners enhance curricula is one of a number of under-researched topics. This article aims to enable practitioners to identify and implement appropriate open practices to enhance higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Practices
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Angell, C.; Hartwell, H.; Hemingway, A. – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify key concepts in the literature relating to the release of open educational resources (OER), with specific reference to the emergence of public health OER. Design/methodology/approach: A review of the literature relating to the development of OER was followed by an online search for OER literature…
Descriptors: Health Education, Public Health, Rewards, Ethics
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Phelan, Liam – Distance Education, 2012
In this article, I reflect on the politics, practices and possibilities of the open educational resources (OER). OER raise important implications for current and potential students, for postsecondary education institutions, and for those currently teaching in higher education. The key questions raised by OER centre on the role of teaching in…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Practices, Open Source Technology, Politics of Education
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Illowsky, Barbara – MathAMATYC Educator, 2012
As the coauthor (with Susan Dean) of a formally for-profit and now open (i.e., free on the web) textbook, "Collaborative Statistics," this author has received many questions about open educational resources (OER), which can be summarized as follows: (1) What are OER?; (2) Why do you support, actively promote, and speak about OER?; (3) If a book is…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Definitions, Program Descriptions
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Andreatos, Antonios; Katsoulis, Stavros – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is (1) to review the advantages of using learning objects (LOs) and open educational resources (OER), (2) to propose the enrichment of course syllabi with LOs/OER, (3) to propose new fields to be included in metadata and ways for embedding metadata in LOs/OER, (4) to review the problem of lack of metadata in Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Metadata, Course Descriptions, Educational Resources
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Alario-Hoyos, Carlos; Estévez-Ayres, Iria; Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; Delgado Kloos, Carlos; Fernández-Panadero, Carmen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have changed the way in which OER (Open Educational Resources) are bundled by teachers and consumed by learners. MOOCs represent an evolution towards the production and offering of structured quality OER. Many institutions that were initially reluctant to providing OER have, however, joined the MOOC wave.…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kruse Vaái, Emma – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The following article examines the beginnings of open distance learning and use of OER by the National University of Samoa Faculty of Education to address an identified national need for more teachers and to improve their quality. It highlights related challenges in the training of teachers and how different and new modes of learning are not…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Distance Education
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Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo; Priego, Ernesto – Open Praxis, 2014
Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Open Source Technology, Resource Units
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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Open Praxis, 2013
This is a critical phase for Open Educational Resources (OER) movement: on one side the number of OER is increasing rapidly, and on other side debates about quality of OER-based courseware are heating up. These debates emanate from the fact that OER-based courseware are supposed to help users to follow a logical learning path and get an engaging,…
Descriptors: Courseware, Educational Principles, Guidelines, Educational Quality
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Buckler, Alison; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Seal, Tim – Open Praxis, 2014
Open educational resources (OER) continue to support the needs of educators and learners globally. However, it is clear that to maximise their potential more focus is needed on reuse and repurposing. Accordingly, adapting OER for local contexts remains one of the greatest challenges of the open education movement, with little written about how to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Heinen, Richard; Kerres, Michael; Scharnberg, Gianna; Blees, Ingo; Rittberger, Marc – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
The paper describes the concept of a federated ecosystem for Open Educational Resources (OER) in the German education system. Here, a variety of OER repositories (ROER) (Muuß-Merholz & Schaumburg, 2014) and reference platforms have been established in the recent past. In order to develop this ecosystem, not only are metadata standards…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Metadata
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Illowsky, Barbara Sack; Hilton, John, III; Whiting, Justin; Ackerman, Jordan Dale – Open Praxis, 2016
The rise of Open Educational Resources (OER) research provides data that Open Textbooks and other forms of OER may be one cost saving approach for college and university students. Yet little research has been conducted around the attitudes and perceptions of the students using these Open Textbooks. This paper examines the perceptions that students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services
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Neely, Patricia; Tucker, Jan P.; Au, Angela – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
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: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Business Administration Education
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Tsai, Chia-Wen; Shen, Pei-Di – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
More and more educational institutions are using educational technologies and online learning materials to help students achieve satisfactory learning effects. However, not all teachers are able to prepare and design digital learning materials for students. This research attempted to empirically demonstrate the effects of applying open educational…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Electronic Classrooms, Educational Technology, Undergraduate Students
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Cobo, Cristobal – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Over the last decade, open educational resources (OER) initiatives have created new possibilities for knowledge-sharing practices. This research examines how, where, and when OER are attracting attention in the higher education sector and explores to what extent the OER discussion has moved beyond the English-speaking world. This study analysed…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Databases, Non English Speaking, Educational Resources
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