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Open Praxis Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 13, 2016) pp. 93–109
What difference does openness make to the ethics of teaching and research? This paper approaches this question both from the perspective of research into the use of open educational resources (OER) in teaching and learning. An outline of the nature...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jun 03, 2013) pp. 344–360
Despite the recent increases of interest in open education, notably in massive open online courses (MOOCs) (Fini, 2009), it has been continuously asserted that this form of social knowledge production lacks a philosophical or theoretical foundation (...
Research in Learning Technology Vol. 20, No. 4 (2012) pp. 345–361
Online resources for education offer opportunities for those with disabilities but also raise challenges on how to best adjust resources to accommodate accessibility. Automated reconfiguration could in principle remove the need for expensive and...
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 ...
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...