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OER awareness and use: The affinity between higher education and K-12

TitleOER awareness and use: The affinity between higher education and K-12
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBlomgren, C.
PublisherThe International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume19
Start Page55
Issue2
Pagination55-70
Date Published04/2018
Secondary PublisherAU Press
Place PublishedAthabasca, Alberta
ISSN1492-3831
KeywordsHE OER, K-12 OER, OER awareness, OER benefits, open educational practices, open pedagogy
Abstract

Educators within Higher Education (HE) and K-12 share in the need for high quality educational resources to assist in the pursuit of teaching and learning. Although there are numerous differences between the two levels of education, there are commonalties in the perceptions of the purpose, practical uses, and challenges that abide in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Observations made while producing podcasts and videos for OER awareness, use, and championing, form an exposition of the merits of OER for HE and K-12. Benefits include cost-savings in acquiring resources for teaching and learning as well as user-generated content, instructor creativity, and contextualized and responsively timely learning opportunities. Additionally, the teaching culture of K-12 has historically supported the sharing of learning activities and learning resources. At all levels of education, OER awareness requires a deeper understanding of the changes to teaching and learning borne by open educational practices.

URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3431
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i2.3431
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Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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