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Use of open educational resources: Challenges and strategies

TitleUse of open educational resources: Challenges and strategies
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsChen, Q.
Secondary AuthorsTsang, P., Cheung S. K. S., Lee V. S. K., & Huang R. H.
PublisherHybrid Learning
Secondary PublisherHong Kong Pei Hua Educ Fdn; Int Hybrid Learning Soc; City Univ Hong Kong; Univ Hong Kong, Sch Profess & Continuing Educ
Place PublishedHeidelberger Platz 3, D-14197 Berlin, Germany
Type of WorkProceedings Paper
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-3-642-14656-5
Keywordsliterature review, OER challenges, OER utilization, Open Educational Resources, strategies

Since MIT announced its OpenCourseWare Program in 2001, Open educational resources has gradually developed into a practical hotspot and got rapidly development in the higher education field of the world. In a sense, the essence and ultimate purpose of the existing and development of OER is effective sharing and utilization of it. How to facilitate the sharing and utilization of OER among the society is one of the key issues in the OER research and development area at present. This paper, based on the literature research and web search methods, has studied the present status of utilization of OER and related researches, analyzed the challenges or problems in OER's sharing and using, and put forward a series of strategies which are expected to facilitate the effective utilization of OER from the three perspectives of technology, mechanism, and pedagogy.

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