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OER implementation in the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

TitleOER implementation in the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGreal, R.
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
Access Year2018
EditionSubmitted on Tue, 2018-01-16 10:52
Access Date2018-01-23
DescriptionTools and Trends
Date Published01/2018
Type of WorkDescription
Keywordsculture of sharing, MOOC, OER, OER culture, OER implementation, open licenses, open repositories

The Federal University of Parana, (UFPR) Universidade Federal do Paraná, in Curitiba, Brazil began its OER implementation with multiple, interconnected motivations:

Expand the dissemination of knowledge;
Promote innovation in teaching and pedagogical practices;
Promote the use of open educational practices;
Encourage the production and use of OER to contribute to the teaching and learning processes;
Make the OERs available to the academic community of UFPR and to partner institutions, as well as to the broader community and internationally;
Support the increased use of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses);
Facilitate the dissemination and popularization of science, technology and innovation through the production and/or use of OER produced by institutions both in Brazil and internationally;
Contribute to the quality of university education;
Encourage the use of advanced technologies for learning along with new pedagogies; and
Create strategies to encourage teachers to share their knowledge for the improvement of teaching quality.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER at this institution.

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