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, MOOCs, 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.
- Introducing MOOCs to Africa: New economy skills for Africa program – ICT
- Why open educational resources are needed for mobile learning
- Open formats for mobile learning
- Massiveness + Openness = New literacies of participation?
- The battle for open- A perspective
- MOOCs are more social than you believe
- Assessment challenges in open learning: Way-finding, fork in the road, or end of the line?
- 365 days of openness: The emergence of OER at the University of Cape Town
The database Guide to open access journals is now available.