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Leveraging passion for open practice

Comas-Quinn, Anna; Wild, Joanna and Carter, Jackie (2013). Leveraging passion for open practice. In: OER13: Creating a Virtuous Circle, 26-27 Mar 2013, Nottingham, UK.

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The ‘OER Engagement Ladder’ developed in a SCORE-funded study by Wild (2012) is a descriptive framework that models progression stages in lecturers’ engagement with use of Open Educational Resources (OER). The framework captures 1) how engagement with OER manifests itself in people’s behaviours and attitudes in various stages of progression from novice to expert users and 2) what factors impinge on a person’s engagement with OER. In this paper we apply the framework retrospectively to the disciplinary context of language teaching. This exercise has two aims. First, we use the framework to assess the degree to which teachers at the Department of Languages, The Open University, UK, have engaged with OER reuse following the introduction of LORO, a departmental open repository of teaching materials for languages. We also reflect on the appropriateness of the support offered to teachers along the way. Second, we assess the usefulness of the framework itself for similar applications in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
Keywords: open educational resources; open educational practices; repositories; professional development; OER; OEP
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 37551
Depositing User: Anna Comas-Quinn
Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 09:13
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:58
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