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Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University
Open Praxis Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 13, 2016) pp. 163–180
This paper explores the potential of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in helping achieve women’s empowerment in the developing world. Our evidence comprises the Open Education Research Hub open dataset, featuring ...
Who Are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling Non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 50–74
Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents ...
ReCALL Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 3–17
Success and failure in language learning are partly determined by the learners' ability to regulate their emotions. Negative feelings are more likely to frustrate progress, while positive ones make the task of learning a second language (L2) a more...
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) for Distance Language Learning: Shifting Tutor Roles in a Contested Space for Interaction
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 25, No. 2 (2012) pp. 129–143
This article describes the rationale for pedagogical, technological and organisational choices in the design of a virtual learning environment (VLE) for an upper-intermediate Spanish course with regard to the roles of participants (tutors,...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)
One of the main barriers to the reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER) is language (OLnet, 2009). OER may be available but in a language that users cannot access, so a preliminary step to reuse is their translation or localization. One of the...
Robert Farrow; Rebecca Pitt; Beatriz Arcos de los; Leigh‐Anne Perryman; Martin Weller; Patrick McAndrew
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 5 (Sep 01, 2015) pp. 972–976
The true power of comparative research around the impact and use of open educational resources is only just being realised, largely through the work done by the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub, based at The Open University (UK). Since late 2012, the ...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 2, No. 1 (Mar 31, 2016) pp. 23–40
It has been suggested that open educational resources (OER) can lower cost and lead to greater flexibility, however while there has been significant investment in opening up content there have been few studies looking at how these resources are...
Teachers' Use and Acceptance of Gamification and Social Networking Features of an Open Repository
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (2017) pp. 126–137
The affordance of social interaction has been a part of open online repositories of teaching and learning resources for nearly two decades. Repositories are built not only to collect and disseminate materials, but enable users to collaborate and...