Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice
|Title||Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Secondary Authors||Burgos Aguilar, J. V., Cox G., Czerniewicz L., D'Antoni S., Diallo B., Downes S., Farrow R., Friesen N., Hodgkinson-Williams C., Kanwar A., Kinuthia W., Kodhandaraman B., Kreijns K., Lane A., Lee-Pan S., Luo A., Mackintosh W., Marshall S., McAndrew P., McGreal R., Montoya M. S. R., Ng’ambi D., Paskevicius M., Sampson D. G., Schuwer R., Shaikh S., Siemens G., Sotiriou S., Taylor J., Umar A., Van Acker F., van Buuren H., Vermeulen M., Thuo(Kariuki) C. W., Wright C. R., Yamada T., & Zervas P.|
|Editors||McGreal, R., Kinuthia W., & Marshall S.|
|Publisher||Commonwealth of Learning, Athabasca University|
|Keywords||access, knowledge, Lifelong Learning, MOOC, OERs, OERu, open education, Science, technology|
Open Educational Resources (OER) – that is, teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free to others to use, revise and share – offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide education. Those resources can be full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, software, and other materials and techniques used to promote and support universal access to knowledge.
This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and challenges. The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts by theme:
1. OER in Academia – describes how OER are widening the international community of scholars, following MIT’s lead in sharing its resources and looking to the model set by the OpenCourseWare Consortium
Instructional designers, curriculum developers, educational technologists, teachers, researchers, students, others involved in creating, studying or using OER: all will find this timely resource informative and inspiring.
See the Florida Virtual University's 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey with responses from 22,000 students.
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