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Chinese Faculty Members’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Usage Status and the Barriers to OER Development and Usage

TitleChinese Faculty Members’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Usage Status and the Barriers to OER Development and Usage
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGuo, Y., Zhang M., Bonk C. J., & Li Y.
PublisherInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)
Volume10
Issue5
Pagination59
Date Published11/2015
ISSN1863-0383
Keywordsbarriers, Open Educational Resources, perceptions, usage
Abstract

—The purpose of this study was to investigate faculty
members’ usage of Open Educational Resources (OER)
as well as the barriers to OER development and usage. 360
faculty members from Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China
were randomly selected to complete a survey. The study
found that: (1) most of surveyed faculty members rarely
utilized OER, while they had some awareness of sharing
educational resources; (2) the majority noticed online educational
materials published for learning or reference, while
they ignored open source software or licensing tools for
sharing and reusing resources; (3) lack of time and skills
were significant obstacles for faculty members to develop
OER, while lack of incentives was a potential obstacle; (4)
content, experience, and school factors affected faculty
members’ OER usage; (5) online teaching experiences impacted
incentive to develop OER as well as how to develop
OER. It also played a key role in faculty members’ perceptions
about the experience and habit factors as possible
barriers to OER usage. Results of the study implicate that
more serious efforts are needed to improve the awareness
and development of OER in China

URLhttp://journals.sfu.ca/onlinejour/index.php/i-jet/article/view/4819/3686
DOI10.3991/ijet.v10i5.4819
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