Tag Archives: OER

The Ecology of Sharing: Synthesizing OER Research

Arguably, Open Educational Resources (OER) are starting to enter the mainstream, though some fundamental questions about their value and impact remain to be answered or supported with appropriate evidence. Much early OER activity was driven by ideals and interest in … Continue reading

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An Open Future for Higher Education

As the world becomes more open, universities have the opportunity to embrace openness in how they carry out their operations, teaching, and research. Open educational resources can provide the catalyst for different forms of learning, linking formal and informal aspects … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education – Reflections from Practice

In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications and achievements to date necessarily lags behind … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education

Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education. Their purpose is to encourage decision makers … Continue reading

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Future Learning and OER

Imagine the day when students, because of the very nature of how they were taught, expect to and actually do verify the information they find online, work to produce content that adds to the body of knowledge in a given … Continue reading

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Collaborative Environments to Foster Creativity, Reuse and Sharing of OER

The popularity of ICT within teachers has operated a shift between an individual way of producing resources to be used in class and a social way of doing it. Nowadays teachers do not have to be passive users, but reflective … Continue reading

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Fostering Creativity – The Use of Open Educational Resources

EURODL‘ Special Issue on Fostering Creativity – The Use of Open Educational Resources is edited by leading scholars in the field: Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Graínne Conole and Asger Harlung.  The special issue aims to place the development of OERs within … Continue reading

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No Country for Young People?

In contemporary popular culture, Australia’s cities and suburbs are places where children are aborted, abandoned, exploited, murdered or never conceived. Like the bush-lost children before them, these “at risk” young people symbolise adult fears of self, society, and the future. … Continue reading

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The University of Open

Read Over the past two years I’ve been noticing a lot of commentary, articles, and conversation lamenting how out of step traditional institutions are with contemporary students and forecasting the demise of the university. Here are a few examples: End … Continue reading

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Modeling Spaces for Self-directed Learning at University Courses

This paper conceptualizes the theoretical framework of modeling learning spaces for self-directed learning at university courses. It binds together two ideas: a) self-directed learners’ common learning spaces may be characterized as abstract niches, b) niche characteristics are collectively determined through … Continue reading

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