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Awareness, attitudes and participation of teaching staff towards the open content movement in one university

TitleAwareness, attitudes and participation of teaching staff towards the open content movement in one university
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsReed, P.
PublisherResearch in Learning Technology: The Journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
Volume20
Date Published10/2012
Publication Languageen
ISSNPrint ISSN 2156-7069, Online ISSN: 2156-7077
KeywordsOpen Educational Resources, staff attitudes, sustainability
Abstract

This research investigates the current awareness of, and participation in, the open content movement at one UK institution for higher education. The open content movement and the open educational resources can be seen as potential methods for reducing time and cost of technology-enhanced learning developments; however, its sustainability and, to some degree, its success are dependent on critical mass and large-scale participation. Teaching staff were invited to respond to a questionnaire. Respondents (n59) were open to the idea of sharing their own content and, similar to other studies, demonstrated existing practices of sharing resources locally amongst colleagues; however, there was little formal, large-scale sharing using suitable licenses. The data gathered concurs with other research suggesting a lack of awareness to the Creative Commons licenses as well as a lack of participation in large open educational resource repositories.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v20i0.18520
Rights

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Refereed DesignationRefereed
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