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Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2015, No. 1 (2015)
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have generated considerable media interest, more than other education initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OERs). In this article the author argues that this can be seen as an example of the battle for...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 16, No. 3 (2000) pp. 178–83
Describes a pilot study at the Open University of the United Kingdom that used a computer mediated communication (CMC) tutor group for a distance learning course. Highlights include the role of the tutor; benefits perceived by students; comparisons...
Computers & Education Vol. 49, No. 2 (September 2007) pp. 148–159
This paper argues that the internet is built around key technology design features of openness, robustness and decentralisation. These design features have transformed into social features, which are embodied within the cultural values of the...
Open Learning Vol. 19, No. 3 (November 2004) pp. 293–302
The creation of quality e-learning material creates a cost dilemma for many institutions, since it has both high variable and high fixed costs. This cost dilemma means that economies of scale are difficult to achieve, which may result in a...
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 1–9
The trend with organisational adoption of virtual learning environments (VLE) seems to be cyclical. Initially, a decentralised approach was adopted, wherein each department implemented different learning environments or mixtures of technology, often ...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)
In this article the author argues that openness in education has been successful in establishing itself as an approach. However, this initial victory should be viewed as part of a larger battle around the nature of openness. Drawing lessons from...
La producci acadmica digital i el procs d'obtenci de la titularitat acadmica com a indicador del canvi a les universitats
RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal Vol. 9, No. 2 (Jul 11, 2012)
Amb aquest article l'autor vol demostrar que el reconeixement de la producció acadèmica digital en els processos de recompensa i titularitat acadèmica és un baròmetre útil per a saber com les universitats...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (September 2007) pp. 26–47
This paper examines the concept of learning objects, the advantages they offer, and related issues. Learning objects focus on content, while the Learning Design specification addresses pedagogy. Underlying both of these approaches is the motivation...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2012, No. 1 (2012)
The nature of openness in education has transformed from just relating to open access to encompass a wide range of interpretations. This paper explores the concept of an "open scholar" whose practice is shaped by digital and networked technologies....
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 16, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2000)
This paper takes the form of a dialogue between the evaluator and the course team chair of a very large web-based course presented by the Technology Faculty of the UK Open University. An extensive evaluation has been conducted following the first...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 16, No. 1 (2013) pp. 53–66
Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and the desire is to retain...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2008, No. 1 (2008)
The paper will argue that adopting a learning design methodology may provide a vehicle for enabling better design and reuse of Open Educational Resources (OERs). It will describe a learning design methodology, which is being developed and...
Academics and Social Networking Sites: Benefits, Problems and Tensions in Professional Engagement with Online Networking
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2018, No. 1 (2018)
The web has had a profound effect on the ways people interact, with online social networks arguably playing an important role in changing or augmenting how we connect with others. However, uptake of online social networking by the academic community ...
Open Learning Vol. 15, No. 3 (2000) pp. 243–52
Outlines the course development of an introductory large-scale distance education course offered via the World Wide Web at the Open University in the United Kingdom. Topics include developing appropriate student skills; maintaining quality control;...
Monogrfic L'impacte de les xarxes socials en l'ensenyament i l'aprenentatge. Introducci: L'ensenyament superior i les promeses i els perills de les xarxes socials
RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan 11, 2011)
En l'ltima dcada s'ha produt una enorme innovaci en la manera com les persones es connecten en lnia les unes amb les altres. Les xarxes socials han experimentat un rpid augment de popularitat i han generat tant preocupacions (confidencialitat,...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2005) pp. 61–71
This paper examines how four innovative Internet technologies were incorporated into one course at The UK Open University. The technologies were: blogging, audio conferencing, instant messaging and Harvard's Rotisserie system. Each of the...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Vol. 2011, No. 1 (2011)
This house believes that in the next decade, digital scholarship (in open journals, blogs, and social media) will achieve the same status in academic settings as traditional scholarship.
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 1, No. 3 pp. 51–60
This paper looks at how the concept of reusability has gained currency in e-learning. Initial attention was focused on reuse of content, but recently attention has focused on reusable software tools and reusable activity structures. The former has...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 1 (2006) pp. 138–145
This paper examines the contention that learning environments which use IMS Learning Designs can be created by plugging in different components, using generic service descriptions to create the interface between the Learning Design (LD) and the...
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 ...
College & Research Libraries Vol. 63, No. 6 (2002) pp. 515–26
Describes a qualitative study of the research and teaching habits of early adopters of electronic journals that was conducted at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Discusses perceptions, expectations, and changing practices pertaining to...
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 ...