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From Africa through Germany to the UK and back again: The potential of Open Educational resources

Wilson, Tina and McAndrew, Patrick (2007). From Africa through Germany to the UK and back again: The potential of Open Educational resources. In: McAndrew, Patrick and Watts, Jo eds. Researching open content in education. Milton Keynes: OpenLearn, Open University, pp. 67–70.

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Abstract

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely available worldwide. Though sustainability (Downes, 2006) and production issues (Ferreira and Heap, 2006) have been discussed, more research is needed into how adopting OERs impacts on organisations. This paper will first report on how academics and teachers in ten institutions/organisations based nationally and internationally plan to use OERs with learners. Indeed, academics, teachers and facilitators are being encouraged to provide a wide variety of learning situations and experiences for the changing student population. The later discussion focuses on issues and possible changes required to internal procedures within organisations when OERs are adopted.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7492-1281-0, 978-0-7492-1281-0
Extra Information: Proceedings of OpenLearn 2007: Researching open content in education;67-70 pp;October 30-31, 2007; Accenture Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes, UK;
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 17018
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2012 03:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17018
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