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Padhi, Nayantara – Open Praxis, 2018
In the global movement towards open knowledge society, open educational resources (OER) have become a prominent contributor as a medium of education, research and training. In India, the phenomenon of OER is still in nascent stage. Although the country has been massively investing on growth and usage of ICT, it still requires acceptance of OER as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Rogers-Estable, Michelle Dawn – Open Praxis, 2018
A federally managed university in the United Arab Emirates implemented a one-to-one iPad program. In an effort to increase access to interactive digital learning resources on the iPads, they next transitioned from paperbased textbooks (pTexts) to electronic textbooks (eTexts) on the iPad for all course delivery formats. The goal of this study was…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, College Faculty
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Madhok, Rajan; Frank, Erica; Heller, Richard Frederick – Open Praxis, 2018
Rising disease burden and health inequalities remain global concerns, highlighting the need for health systems strengthening with a sufficient and appropriately trained workforce. The current models for developing such a workforce are inadequate and newer approaches are needed. In this paper we describe a model for public health capacity building…
Descriptors: Public Health, Global Approach, Online Courses, Capacity Building
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Harrison, Michelle – Open Praxis, 2018
Over the past decade we have seen a rise in the adoption and proliferation of social technologies, and along with these a move to build on the capacity to embrace new pedagogies and practices that can open our boundaries for both teaching and learning. How do we determine what we mean by space specifically in online environments and how can we…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Online Systems
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Ogange, Betty Obura; Agak, John O.; Okelo, Kevin Odhiambo; Kiprotich, Peter – Open Praxis, 2018
Assessment is an integral part of the teaching-learning process in both conventional and distance education contexts. Literature suggests that with the increase in the use of Information and Communications Technology in the delivery of learning, a number of institutions are resorting to formative assessment practices that are mediated by…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Makoe, Mpine Elizabeth – Open Praxis, 2018
Many African countries have developed policies to reform their education system in order to widen participation in higher education. To achieve this, open, online and distance education based models have been advocated as the most viable delivery tools in expanding access to higher education. However, the policy analysis of Kenya, Rwanda and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Educational Policy
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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Open Praxis, 2018
Teacher Professional Development (TPD) has become a major policy priority within education systems worldwide. But keeping teachers professionally up-to-date and providing them professional development opportunities on continuing basis is a big challenge. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can be a cost and resource effective means to complement…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits
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Dunlap, Joanna C.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Open Praxis, 2018
Over the years, online educators have learned a great deal about what works and does not work when designing and facilitating online courses. During the past few years, we have used crowdsourcing to invite experienced online educators to share their recommendations for teaching online. In this article, we describe our use of crowdsourcing to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes
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Walz, Anita R.; Bekbalaeva, Jyldyz – Open Praxis, 2018
The study was undertaken to understand the propensity for increased engagement with open educational practices (OEP), to include methods prioritizing student-centered teaching & learning, and awareness, use, and development of open educational resources (OER) among higher education faculty in Kyrgyzstan. The study employed a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Cronin, Catherine; MacLaren, Iain – Open Praxis, 2018
Conceptualisations of open educational practices (OEP) vary widely, ranging from those centred primarily on the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) to broader definitions of OEP, inclusive of but not necessarily focused on OER. The latter, referred to in this paper as "expansive definitions of OEP," encompass open…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Open Education, Educational Practices, Synthesis
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Miller, Kate Helen; McIntyre, Ronald; McKenna, Gary – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper outlines a collaborative approach to the design of open educational resources (OER) with community stakeholders so they can be shared with other community practitioners openly, online and repurposed for other contexts. We view curriculum not as something that educationalists provide but rather something that emerges as learners engage…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Design
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Weller, Martin; Jordan, Katy; DeVries, Irwin; Rolfe, Viv – Open Praxis, 2018
The term open education has recently been used to refer to topics such as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Historically its roots lie in civil approaches to education and open universities, but this research is rarely referenced or acknowledged in current interpretations. In this article the antecedents of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Concept Mapping, Open Education, Educational History
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ariadurai, S. A. – Open Praxis, 2018
There is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Online Courses, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Resources
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Ritchie, Laura – Open Praxis, 2018
A successful international learning initiative focusing on student agency began with a link facilitating OE-enhanced teaching between a UK university and a US high school class. It became an international trip organised and funded by five UK students and their teacher who travelled to California, teaching and performing music across formal and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development, Teacher Role
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Bossu, Carina; Stagg, Adrian – Open Praxis, 2018
Open Educational Practices (OEP) have played an important role in assisting educational institutions and governments worldwide to meet their current and future educational targets in widening participation, lowering costs, improving the quality of learning and teaching and promoting social inclusion and participatory democracy. There have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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