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International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 5 (Oct 14, 2009)
Openness has been a feature of higher education for many decades, particularly through the establishment of open universities, although there remain debates about what openness means in practice. Digital technologies, some based on open principles,...
Journal of Learning for Development Vol. 4, No. 3 (2017) pp. 275–286
Education for All has been a concept at the heart of international development since 1990 and has found its latest instantiation within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as SDG 4, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and...
A Review of the Role of National Policy and Institutional Mission in European Distance Teaching Universities with Respect to Widening Participation in Higher Education Study through Open Educational Resources
Distance Education Vol. 33, No. 2 (2012) pp. 135–150
The open educational resources (OER) movement is relatively new with few higher education institutions (HEIs) publishing or using them, and even fewer using them to widen engagement or participation in HE study. Although distance teaching...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2010, No. 1 (2010)
This paper argues that designing collections of "closed" educational resources (content and technologies) for use by specific student cohorts and collections of open educational resources for use by any "learner" require different design approaches. ...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2014, No. 2 (2014)
A number of visual models have been proposed to help explain the interplay and interactions between specified components of higher education systems at different levels and to take account of emerging trends towards open education systems. At sector ...
Open Learning Vol. 24, No. 1 (February 2009) pp. 57–65
This paper describes the internal motivations and external drivers that led The Open University UK to enter the field of Open Educational Resources through its institution-wide OpenLearn initiative (www.open.ac.uk/openlearn). It also describes some...
Conceptualising the role of information and communication technologies in the design of higher education teaching models used in the UK
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan 30, 2015) pp. 58–70
Despite the widespread availability of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and some research into specific pedagogical practices using them, there has been little research on the role of these technologies in shaping broader...
The potential social, economic and environmental benefits of MOOCs: operational and historical comparisons with a massive ‘closed online’ course
Open Praxis Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr 23, 2014) pp. 115–123
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have recently become a much discussed development within higher education. Much of this debate focuses on the philosophical and operational similarities and differences between the types of MOOCs that have emerged ...
The Role of Networks of Practice and Webs of Influencers on Farmers' Engagement with and Learning about Agricultural Innovations
Journal of Rural Studies Vol. 26, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 404–417
Drawing on the UK research project, "Farmers' understandings of GM crops within local communities", this paper considers the application of the concepts of communities of practice and networks of practice in the agricultural context. A brief review...
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2015) pp. 96–111
Purpose: This research aims to examine the main findings of the SusTEACH study of the carbon-based environmental impacts of 30 higher education (HE) courses in 15 UK institutions, based on an analysis of the likely energy consumption and carbon...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (2017) pp. 22–44
Environmental Management (EM) is taught in many Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Most this provision is studied full-time on campuses by younger adults preparing themselves for subsequent employment, but not necessarily as environmental...
How Do Students Use Their Mobile Devices to Support Learning? A Case Study from an Australian Regional University
Helen Farley; Angela Murphy; Chris Johnson; Brad Carter; Michael Lane; Warren Midgley; Abdul Hafeez-Baig; Stijn Dekeyser; Andy Koronios
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2015, No. 1 (2015)
Though universities are eager to leverage the potential of mobile learning to provide learning flexibly, most balk at the cost of providing students with mobile hardware. The practice of "bring your own device" (BYOD) is often mooted as a...