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Internal Responses to Informal Learning Data: Testing a Rapid Commissioning Approach

Law, Patrina and Perryman, Leigh-Anne (2015). Internal Responses to Informal Learning Data: Testing a Rapid Commissioning Approach. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning pp. 76–84.

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Abstract

There are several unique aspects to researching the behaviour and motivations of informal learners. Examining informal learning data can allow researchers to respond more quickly, and at a greater scale, than to data gathered through formal institutional research processes. Studies undertaken in 2013 (Law, Perryman &Law, 2013; Perryman, Law &Law, 2013; Law, Perryman &Law, 2014), in collaboration with The Open University’s OER Research Hub (www.oerresearchhub.org) provided a set of recommendations for The Open University (OU) around informal learning. These primarily drove the OU’s commissioning approach to scope new content for informal learning channels during 2014 and to improve the usability of OpenLearn –the key platform on which free resources are delivered by the OU (www.open.edu/openlearn). This paper reports on the impact of research undertaken in 2013 and 2014 into informal learning on the OpenLearn platform and shows how simple research models in the open can bring about change in a short period of time.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The authors
ISSN: 1027-5207
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OU OER Research Hub (H-12-016-PM)2012-7836The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Extra Information: EDEN RW8 Special Issue
Keywords: OER, informal learners, badging, open educational resources, OpenLearn
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Open Media and Informal Learning (OMIL)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 44400
Depositing User: Leigh-Anne Perryman
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 08:08
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:13
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44400
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