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Woutersen-Windhouwer, Saskia – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
At present, about 20% of the scientific publications worldwide are freely (open-access) available (Bjork, Welling, Laakso, Majlender, Hedlund, & Guonason, 2010) and this percentage is constantly on the rise. In the Netherlands, a similar trend is visible (see Fig. 1). Why is open-access (OA) publishing important, and why will it become even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific and Technical Information, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Roach, Audra K.; Gainer, Jesse – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In this column the authors discuss barriers to worldwide open access to peer-reviewed journal articles online and how they might be addressed by literacy scholars. They highlight economic and ethical problems associated with the current subscription-based system for distributing articles (which sometimes works against the ideals of research and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Journal Articles, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information
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Signor, Luisa; Moore, Catherine – Open Praxis, 2014
With growth in online education, students gain tertiary qualifications through a mode more suited to their demographics such as work and life balance, learning styles and geographical accessibility. Inevitably this has led to a growth in diversity within student cohorts. The case study described in this paper illustrates strategies based on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Cohort Analysis, Educational Strategies
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Greenland, Steven J.; Moore, Catherine – Open Praxis, 2014
Swinburne University of Technology has experienced tremendous growth in open access online learning and as such is typical of the many Australian institutions that have ventured into online tertiary education. While research in online education continues to expand, comparatively little investigates students' enrolment and attrition. This research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends, Student Attrition, Higher Education
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Youngs, Samuel – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2021
In our ever more connected and open-access world, the vocation of teaching continually strives to rearticulate its significance. This study contributes to such ventures by drawing upon recent theology, psychology, philosophy, and literary theory to envision instruction as a uniquely narratival and virtue-formative practice, especially in Christian…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Christianity, Values Education, Religious Education
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Lewis, David W. – College & Research Libraries, 2012
Open access (OA) is an alternative business model for the publication of scholarly journals. It makes articles freely available to readers on the Internet and covers the costs associated with publication through means other than subscriptions. This article argues that Gold OA, where all of the articles of a journal are available at the time of…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Access to Information, Scholarship, Electronic Publishing
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Atherton, Mirella – Issues in Educational Research, 2015
The study of confidence was undertaken at the University of Newcastle with students selecting science courses at two campuses. The students were enrolled in open access programs and aimed to gain access to undergraduate studies in various disciplines at University. The "third person effect" was used to measure the confidence levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Grozanick, Sara E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
There has been debate about the extent to which open access affects the quality of scholarly work. At the same time, researchers have begun to look for ways to evaluate the quality of open access publications. Dating back to the growth of citation indexes during the 1960s and 1970s, citation analysis--examining citation statistics--has since been…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Educational Quality, Scholarship
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Musoba, Glenda D.; Jones, Veronica A.; Nicholas, Tekla – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Career choice theory traditionally defines career selection as a choice, not a competition; however, desirable limited-access majors often have selective admission processes. For transfer students who come from open-access community colleges, the competition can be an unanticipated obstacle. In this qualitative study, we found that among transfer…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Majors (Students), Community Colleges, Career Choice
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Furlough, Michael – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The open access movement has successfully drawn attention to economic and political aspects of scholarly communication through a significant body of commentary that debates the merits of open access and the potential damage it may do to scholarly publishing. Researchers within the field of education research, notably John…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Research, Publishing Industry, Periodicals
Reinsfelder, Thomas L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study investigated the interrelationships among faculty researchers, publishers, librarians, and academic administrators when dealing with the open access of scholarly research. This study sought to identify the nature of any relationship between the perceived attitudes and actions of academic administrators and an…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Scholarship, Research, College Faculty
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Nwagwu, Williams E. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Building open access in Africa is imperative not only for African scholars and researchers doing scientific research but also for the expansion of the global science and technology knowledgebase. This paper examines the structure of homegrown initiatives, and observes very low level of awareness prevailing in the higher educational institutions…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Scientific Research, Incentives
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Sá, Maria José; Ferreira, Carlos Miguel; Santos, Ana Isabel; Serpa, Sandro – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
At a time of great dynamism among publishers of scientific publications, with the inevitability of Open Access and the ease of publishing online at low cost, it is possible to find publications with different levels of scientific respectability. In this context, the improvement of the quality of scholarly publications emerges as a critical element…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Faculty Publishing, Scientific Research, Periodicals
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Nigar, Nashid – Teaching English with Technology, 2020
The recent development in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) is one of the most prominent trends of higher education courses online (Baturay, 2015), which promotes learning through flexible participation and open access via web. MOOCs are now being offered by many universities to online learners -- including English Language learners --…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Higher Education, English (Second Language)
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Raby, Rosalind Latiner – College and University, 2020
In the United States, approximately 33 percent of all community colleges offer at least one type of international education program; of those, about 13 percent offer designated education abroad programs (Malveaux and Raby 2019). Advocacy for community college international education is also not new and is evident in publications, reports, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Study Abroad, Institutional Mission
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