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Opening Teaching Landscapes: The Importance of Quality Assurance in the Delivery of Open Educational Resources

Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo and Priego, Ernesto (2014). Opening Teaching Landscapes: The Importance of Quality Assurance in the Delivery of Open Educational Resources. Open Praxis, 6(1) pp. 29–43.

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Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to understand the challenges academics face with in attempting to adopt OEP, and identify whether these are related to or stem from the functionalities afforded by current repositories of OER (ROER). By understanding what academics and experts consider good practices, we can develop guidelines for quality in the development of ROER. In this article we present the findings from a study surveying academics using OER and experts who develop and/or work with ROER. We conclude by suggesting a framework to enhance the development and quality of ROER.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2304-070X
Keywords: Open Educational Resources; Repositories; Quality Assurance; Open Educational Practices
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 56345
Depositing User: Leo Havemann
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 10:28
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 04:00
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