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Identifying Categories of Open Educational Resource Users

Weller, Martin; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Farrow, Rob; Pitt, Rebecca and McAndrew, Patrick (2016). Identifying Categories of Open Educational Resource Users. In: Blessinger, Patrick and Bliss, TJ eds. Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Open Book Publishers, pp. 73–92.

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Abstract

The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement has been successful in developing a large, global community of practitioners, in releasing high quality learning material and influencing policy. It now stands at the cusp of mainstream adoption, which will require reaching different audiences than previously. In this contribution the findings of the OER Research Hub are used to identify three categories of OER user: OER active, OER as facilitator and OER consumer. These groups have different requirements of OER and thus varying strategies would be required to meet their needs if mainstream adoption was to be realized.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISBN: 1-78374-279-8, 978-1-78374-279-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OU OER Research Hub (H-12-016-PM)2012-7836The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 48044
Depositing User: Rebecca Pitt
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 09:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48044
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