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Open education resources and higher education academic practice

Bradshaw, Peter; Younie, Sarah and Jones, Sarah (2013). Open education resources and higher education academic practice. Campus Wide Information Systems, 30(3) pp. 186–193.

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This paper reports on an externally-funded project and forms part of its dissemination.

The objectives are achieved through a theoretical framing of the project and an alignment of these with the contexts for the project – namely the Professional Standards Framework of the HEA, its use in postgraduate programmes of Academic Practice in England and the development of teacher resources by the IT in Teacher Education association.

The result of the design process is a nine-unit course which carries 30-credits on the English Higher Education Framework at level 7.

Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
The limitations of the paper are that it reports only on the design and production of a course of postgraduate education. It does not report on the actual implementation as this has not yet happened at the time of writing.

Practical implications (if applicable)
The intention is for this course to be adaptable for use in a range of different contexts. This is facilitated by its design being carried out with a community of practitioners supported by an online space for discussion and development.

Social implications (if applicable)
The design of a course using a collaborative community drawn from across higher education institutions is considered to be original. The paper is of value to all those working in higher education, those working on programmes of academic practice and those interested in the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in such contexts.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN: 1065-0741
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetHEA
Extra Information: Special Issue: Creating impactful e-learning experiences.
Keywords: higher education; academic practice; open educational resources; OER; postgraduate; community of practice
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 37389
Depositing User: Pete Bradshaw
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 14:00
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 13:55
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